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Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana 

July 1, 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 2 

fhe Transition Be g ins 

Several deans, department heads and faculty fired, 
athletic programs terminated 

Craig Scott 


lie Board of Trustees for 
ie Colleges and Universities 
lared Friday that a 'state of 
mcial exigency' exists at Nor- 
,estern State University 
ch allows President Robert 
st to fire faculty and staff 
fibers to balance the (Jniver- 
s budget. 

he emergency is thought to 
the first of its kind declared 
any state college or univer- 
lin Louisiana. 

Speaking before the Board 
iay morning, Alost outlined 
ll-step first phase for handl- 
the projected $4 million 
Icit in the 1986-87 fiscal 

taking an emotional plea to 
Board, Alost indicated that 
lad already cut the number 
leans from eight to three, 
.these have submitted their 
gnation letters. 
If the eight previous deans, 
i three remaining are Dr. 
Jred Bailey, dean of the 
iduate School, Dr. Roger 
9, dean and provost of the 
f Polk campus, and Dr. Ed- 
1 Graham, dean of the Col- 
li of Arts and Sciences, 
tost also indicated that he 
iild meet with Herb Sumrall 
he State Civil Service Com- 
ision to review the process of 
fiination for Civil Service 
. Ijloyees. 

tost, who officially becomes 
sident today, said he had cut 
I athletic budget $335,000 
I plans to reduce it even 
k. He has also given direc- 
sto close several buildings 

Northwestern in my opi- 
said Alost, "has overs- 

1t its budget by $1,000,000. 

tyare overspent $700,000 in 
operational budget, 

PO.OOO in their systems 

Ids. I don't think that's the 

I of the picture." 

The previous administration 
Kabout $80,000 in overtime 
," he continued, "that they 
f not charge on last year's 
jlget but were waiting to 
«rge in this fiscal year." 


"I say to you today," Alost 
said, "the NSU campus is an ex- 
cellent example of a financial 
exigency situation. You must 
understand, all these other 
universities have already done 

"I say to you to- 
day. . . the NSU campus is 
an excellent example of a 
financial exigency situa- 
tion. You must unders- 
tand, all the other univer- 
sities have already done 
what Northwestern 
should have done years 

"I have put in 20 hours 
a day working on Satur- 
days and Sundays. .J do 
not see how we can 
operate without the 
emergency declaration. " 

"I care very much 
about that institution and 
the people who are going 
to lose their jobs. " 

what Northwestern should have 
done years ago." 

Dr. Bill Junkin, executive 
director of the Board, told the 
group that a state of emergen- 
cy does indeed exist at 

"It can't get any worse," he 

Citing that the morale of the 
faculty, staff and community 
would suffer a severe blow by 
the declaration of exigency, 
Board member June Phillips 
argued "I think there are other 
things that can be done before 
declaring this financial 

Alost responded that, after 
meeting with Board of Trustee's 
staff, members of the attorney 
general's office, financial ex- 
perts and legal counsel "they all 
agree on financial emergency." 

"We cannot finish the next 
fiscal year in the black without 
it. All of our reserves are gone. 
There simply is nothing to draw 
from. In order to be solvent next 
year we must have this declara- 

Several Board members rais- 
ed questions on elimination of 
faculty under present Board 

"I have put in 20 hours a day 
working on Saturdays and Sun- 
days," Alost responded. "I do 
not see how we can operate 
without the emergency declara- 

I applaud you your concern, 
humanitarianism. I have a 
heart," he continued. "I care 
very much about that institution 
and the people that are going to 
lose their jobs." 

"We just hired a man to do 
what we've been wanting done 
for some time now," argued 
Board member Ann Willit. "I 
think we should support him." 

During Alost's presentation 
of phase one, he stated phase 
two would be brought before 
the Board in 30 days. The plan 
would be a long-range look at 
the University and its goals. 
Alost vowed that his plan would 
follow the recommendations of 
the LSU-NSU study very closely. 

The 11 -part phase one of 
Alost's reorganization plan calls 
for the reduction of tenured as 
well as non-tenured faculty, 
department heads, deans and 
non-classified employees. 

The number of vice- 
presidents will be reduced from 

They noted that in p 
jury lawsuits, winninj 
generally gel one-Inn 
money awarded to then 

But Justice William 
nan. author of the coi 
opinion, said: "A rule 
Uor-'fv wou 2d rnake i 

NSU Heads Rolling 

A number of Northwestern 
State University deans and de- 
oartmcnt heads have been asked 
-** their positions—some 
"*<imed to the 

portcdly asked for resignations 
from all Department Heads. 
•While they were invited to re- 
apply, the memo from A lost said 
he would carefully review all ap- 
plications. If he was not satisifed 
■i!i3tany of the candidates could 
'(he establishment 

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Ic added: "In order to ensure 
it lawyers would be willing to 
tresent persons with legitimate 
il rights grievances, Congress 
ermined that it would be nec- 
ary to compensate lawyers for 
lime reasonably extended on a 

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Making headlines 

In an effort to put Northwestern State University back on the right 
track, Dr. Robert Alost, who officially becomes president today, has 
made headlines in newspapers across the state. 

three to two, thereby 
eliminating the salary of one. 

The number of deans have 
been reduced to three, saving 
the salaries of five. 

All department heads were 
fired, pending reselection by 
Alost. He will reduce the 
number of departments from 
approximately 21 to 19. 

Non-tenured faculty 
members have been reduced by 
30 positions, and 7 tenured 
faculty members have been ask- 
ed to resign. 

Non-classified employees 
have been reduced Initially by 

twenty positions. 

A complete list of faculty 
members and employees fired 
was unavailable at press time. 

The athletic budget has been 
reduced by $335,000 and tennis 
and golf programs have been 

Several athletic position will 
also be eliminated. 

After a close review of the 
classified, positions, Alost an- 
ticipates in the immediate 
future elimination of as many as 
15 to 20 positions, "which are 
not necessary to the function of 
the university." 

These positions will be 
eliminated only where surplus 
personnel exists. Alost is en- 
couraging the early retirement 
and other attrition for 
eliminating personnel. 

Five non essential buildings 
will be closed to help alleviate 
maintenence and electricity 

Termination of non-essential 
programs and non-essential 
contracts is anticipated. 

Alost vows not to com- 
promise student-related ser- 
vices or academic programs in 
implementing his plan. 

Summer enrollment continues to drop drastically 

Undergraduate Enrollment 

Summer 1985 


Summer 1986 


Mary Lumpkins 

Staff Writer 

Enrollment for the summer 
term at Northwestern is 
drastically down from last sum- 
mer's enrollment, according to 
figures released by the office of 
institutional research. Present 
figures reflect that graduate 
enrollment is down by 38 per- 
cent, while undergraduate has 
decreased 13 percent. 

According to Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, registrar, the 
decrease in graduate enroll- 
ment can be attributed to the 
state's phasing out of the Pro- 
fessional Improvement Pro- 
gram (PIP) for teachers, and the 
elimination of the teacher ex- 
emption act. 

There are 946 graduate 
students attending Nor- 
thwestern this summer as com- 
pared to 2,501 enrolled during 
the 1985 summer term. 

Declines reported by 
McNeese, Tech, USL 
and Southeastern as 
well as Northwestern 

Undergraduate enrollment 
has dropped from 2,099 in last 
summer's semester, to 1 ,828 
this summer. The sophomore, 
junior and senior enrollment is 
larger than last summer, but the 
freshman enrollment has drop- 

ped. Last summer there were 
1 ,339 in the freshman class and 
811 this year, reflecting a 40 
percent drop. The drop in 
freshman enrollment will cer- 
tainly be a concern if these 
percentages are not changed by 
the fall enrollment, said 

Dr. Tom Paul Southerland, 
vice president of academic af- 
fairs, attributes enrollment 
declines to the adverse 
economic condition present in 
Louisiana, as well as the 
escalating cost of attending col- 
lege. Many students are electing 
to work during the summer to 
earn money for college in the 
fall. Southerland further stated 
that the bad publicity stemming 
from the LSU transfer con- 
troversy and the current publici- 
ty surrounding the change of 

presidents at Northwestern may 
have influenced enrollment. 

Since the vast majority of 
summer graduate students are 
teachers, the cuts in incentive 
programs and elimination of the 
tuition exemption programs will 
likely continue as factors affec- 
ting enrollment this coming 
academic year. 

A review of the summer 
enrollment by campus reveals a 
reduction at all locations. But 
Northwestern is certainly not 
alone, as declines in summer 
enrollments have been repo:ted 
by McNeese, Tech, (JSL and 
Southeastern as well. 

Southerland concluded by 
saying that the "on again-off 
again" decision as to whether 
summer school should be held 
w as perhaps the most signifi- 
cant factor affecting enrollment. 



July 1, 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 2 




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Steve Horton 

Managing Editor 

Cleaning house 

Due to Northwestern's present state of financial emergency, several 
deans, faculty members and civil service employees were forced to leave 
their jobs. The streamlining is a part of President Alost's reorganiza- 
tion plan for the University. 

Inside View, the summer 
orientation program for incom- 
ing freshmen, was cancelled 
days before its eighth year ses- 
sions were to begin. 

However, late Monday Presi- 
dent Alost commented that he 
was still looking into the matter. 

Insiders, as the student 
counselors are referred to, of- 
ficially began work on the pro- 
gram Monday. 

Barbara Gillis, coordinator of 
orientation and the Inside View 
program, commented that the 
sudden cancellation was deem- 
ed necessary due to budget 
costs. "We were faced with no 
academic advisor, student af- 
fairs personnel, and very little 
university support because of 
the transition period. After 
reviewing the possibilities of 
holding the program, we decid- 
ed to cancel the program," com- 

Folk Festival 

The seventh annual 
Natchitoches-North western 
Folk Festival will begin Friday, 
July 18 and run until Sunday, 
July 20, with a wealth of music, 
crafts, ethnic foods and 

The Festival, which is spon- 
sored by the Louisiana Folklife 
Center at MSG, will highlight 
Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries 
industries with special emphasis 
qn hunting and fishing. 

Co-chairmen for the event are 
Sen. Don Kelly and nationally- 
known outdoorsman and Nat- 
chitoches native Grits Gresham. 

The program begins Friday 
night with a music show featur- 
ing Jimmy C. Newman, Loui- 
siana native and Grand Ole 
Opry member since 1956. The 
program begins at 8 p.m. and 
will run until 1 1 p.m. 

The Saturday night music 
show will be highlighted by 
Hadley Castille of Opelousas, 
along with blind singer Van 
Williams performing a tribute to 
Jimmy Rodgers and Raymond 
Blakes and the Zillionaires. The 
program will run from 8 p.m. 
until 1 1 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday 
daytime programs, beginning at 
10 a.m. and running until 6 p.m. 
will feature music on three 
stages, ethnic foods, a variety of 
master craftspeople 
demonstrating their crafts and 
a children's area for hands-on 
folk art experiences. 

Adult tickets for each of the 
nightime shows is $4 and $5 
each for the Saturday and Sun- 
day daytime programs. 

Tickets for children under 12 
are $3 for Friday and Saturday 
nights, as well as Saturday and 

Four session ticket books are 
$18. For more information con- 
tact the Louisiana Folklife 
Center, P.O. Box 3663, NSU or 
call 357-4332. 


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La.dyha.wk featured 
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Student Activities Board 
has been working to provide 
something for summer 
school students to do on 
those long summer nights. 

Scheduled for this week is 
the movie Ladyhmwk, to be 
featured on Wednesday even- 
ing in Union Station. 

Activities open to students 
during Inside View are the 
opening sessions, held on 
both Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 
On Monday evening, 
students are invited to attend 
the talent show co-sponsored 
by SAB and Inside View. 
Various talent consisting of 
rsSCJ students, including in- 
coming freshmen, is ex- 
pected. A dance will follow 
with music provided by a live 
band consisting of Nor- 
thwestern students. 



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mented one Insider. 

Enrollment figures for Inside 
View were up, according to 
statistics from 1985 and 1984. 
"Possibly this is a sign that Nor- 
thwestern is coming back," 
commented Maria Burke, In- 
sider. "Years past have shown 
Inside View to be a popular 

"Years past have shown 
Inside View to be a popular 
event. " 

Maria Burke 


event," continued Burke. 

According to Scott Davis, a 
two-year Insider, "student have 
rated it highly, both on surveys 
taken after the sessions and on 
the university-wide evaluation 
last spring." 

Gillis and the Insiders began 
working on the program at the 
end of the spring semester, with 
intentions to have sessions f^Y"* 

beginning on July 13 and July [) r /* 
20. Activities included many of L prc 
the same events as last year, but ee k I 
others had been added, such as * m j na 

king s 

a talent show which replaced!''. 

Cabaret, a song-and-dance pro ' c i enC j 

gram held on the last night of u 

the session. "We had talent^p"^ 

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View participants, and faculty, T°9 rai 

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sider and chairman of the event. 1 ; 

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play for each session." .f 

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itudent loans 

* j Due to recent changes in 
.Lderal regulations concerning 
e Guaranteed Student Loan 
ogram, all studvts are now 
uired to file the "Application 
jr Federal Student Aid" prior 
jcompleting the GSL applica- 
lon, according to Terry Faust of 
<(S(J Student Financial Aid. 
Most students who file for 
(deral student aid (including 
ie GSL) for 1986-87 will be re- 
tired by the Department of 
ducation to provide NSCJ with 
erification of family income 
rior to receiving federal stu- 
;nt aid. 

Federal student aid forms are 
mailable in the Student Finan- 
fll Aid office in Roy Hall. 

at the 

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, sions (aylor 

i July \ D r . /v\ a xine Taylor of NSCJ is 
3n yof(ie project director for a six- 
but , ee k Fulbright-Hays Faculty 
JC -b as Lrninar in Indonesia which is 
Wng sponsored this summer 

plac dP the Colle S e of Arts and 
„_ Sciences. 

iaht f Funded b y the United States 
tai department of Education under 
Ins? 1 * Fulb "ght-Hays International 
. 'rogram, the cross-cultural 

ICU y ' etninar in Indonesia is schedul- 

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: event, q 

cey we Eleven college faculty 
>and to| [jern [ )ers f rom T exas> Louisiana 

nd Mississippi interested in 
[omen's studies have been 

;w is to elected to participate in the 

the in jminar. 

day of 

According to Taylor, the 
seminar will include many con- 
ferences and lectures from an- 
thropologists, economists, 
historians, sociologists and 
other scholars from around In- 
donesia. Participants will also 
have the opportunities to visit 
Indonesia's cultural centers, 
historic monuments, theaters 
and architectural wonders. 


A one-day introduction to 
computer record keeping and 
financial modeling will be of- 
fered Saturday, July 5 by NSCJ's 
Division of Continuing Educa- 
tion and Community Services. 

The short course for 
managers, adminstrators and 
other individuals searching for 
a better way to update records 
is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 
2:30 p.m. in the computer room 
of the Teacher Education 

Each participant in the short 
course will be provided with a 
desktop computer and ap- 
propriate software. In the five- 
hour session, participants will 
become familiar with the 30 key 
commands, have an opportuni- 
ty to examine and manipulate a 
variety of sample worksheets 
and possibly develop a spread- 
sheet aplicable to their own 
business or agency. 

The cost will be $25 per per- 
son. For further information call 
357-4579 or write Dr. Steve 
Bett, Division of Continuing 
Education and Community Ser- 
vices, NSCJ. 


The Department of Theatre 
and Speech will present an 
evening with Christopher 
Durang on June 30, July 1, 2 
and 3 at 7:30 each evening. 

Durang is a modern contem- 
porary playwright and will pre- 
sent two one-act plays, An Ac- 
tor's Nightmare and Sister Mary 
Ignatius Explains it All for You. 

Admission is free with ID. 

Current Sauce 

Articles submitted for the 
"People" page of Current Sauce 
should be mailed to P.O. Box 
5306 on campus or dropped by 
the office at 225A Kyser Hall. 
Typed copy will have priority 
over non-typed submissions. 

Letters to the editor should 
be typed and signed (double- 
spaced.) No anonymous letters 
will be printed. 

The person submitting infor- 
mation should sign it and in- 
clude a phone number where 
he/she can be reached. 


Twenty recent high school 
graduates from Louisiana and 
Arkansas have been awarded 
$600 scholarships to participate 
in NSCl's President's Leadership 
Program for Freshmen. 

The program recognizes the 
leadership abilities in superior 
incoming freshmen students 
and promotes these abilities to 
develop effective leadership 

Particpants for 1986-87 will 
include Daryl Andrews, Nat- 
chitoches; Shawn Bailey, 
DeRidder; Dawn Basco, Lena; 
Jason Best, Leesville; Shelley 
Canler, Natchitoches; Brenda 
Crocker, Zwolle; Lynne Dyson, 
Berwick; William Ellis, 
Leesville; Gay Lyn Gilcrease, 
Winnfield; Rhoda Laughlin, 
Anacoco; Laurie LeBlanc, Pain- 
courtville; Annita Leigh, Tex- 
arkana, Arkansas; Sassy 
Lowery, Bossier City; Hilary 
McCall, Alexandria; David Nor- 
ton, Leesville; Joe Robertson, 
DeQuincy; Charlotte Rush, 
Clayton; Lynette Schrader, 
Leesville; Cheryl Smith, 
Shreveport; and Donna Ver- 
cher, Forest Hill. 

Cooley Scholarships 

Five NSCJ home economics 
majors have been awarded 
$400 Esther Cooley Memorial 
Scholarships for the 1986-87 
academic year. 

The scholarship fund was 
established several years ago by 
NSCJ alumni and friends of Ms. 

Cooley, who served from 1929 
to 1949 as chairman of the 
Department of Home 

This year's recipients are 
Melinda Guay.Many; Linda 
Sumney, Anacoco; Donna 
McPhearson, Marthaville; Laura 
Chandler and Penny Bishop, 


Porter Craig of NSCJ tied for 
fifth place in the bareback 
riding average at the National 
Intercollegiate Rodeo Associa- 
tion's College National Finals 
Rodeo which ended last Satur- 
day in Bozeman, Montana. 

Craig, a senior agri-business 
major from Zachary and the 
1985-86 bareback riding 
runner-up in the Southern 
Region of the NIRA, finished 
this year ranked ninth in the 
NIRA's final national standings. 

At the College .National 
Finals Rodeo, Craig ,Scored 65 
points to tie for 17th place in 
the first go-round of bareback 
riding and tied for third place 
with 72 points in the second go- 
round to qualify for last Satur- 
day night's top 10 finals. 

Craig scored 69 points last 
Saturday night to tie for fourth 
place in the top 10 finals and 
finish in a tie for fifth in the 
bareback riding average. 

Band Camps 





Bill Brent, director of bands 
at Northwestern, is coordinating 
several summer music camps, 
including the Marching Aux- 
iliaries camp taking place this 

Other camps being spon- 
sored are the Wind Ensemble 
Honors Program, July 5-11 and 
the Summer Band and Or- 
chestra Camp, July 6-11. 

To qualify for the Wind 
Ensemble Honors Program, a 
student must have been 
selected for membership in the 
All-State Band, Jazz Band or 
Orchestra as a wind or percus- 
sion performer. 

Students who have com- 
pleted grades 6-12 are invited to 
participate in the Summer Band 
and Orchestra Camp. The 
registration fee is $160 for resi- 
dent campers and $90 for 
students who will live off 

For applications or further in- 
formation, contact Bill Brent at 

Book published 

Three professors and a 
photographer from NSCJ are 
major contributors to a new 
book, "Louisiana Folklife: A 
guide to the State," which has 
been compiled by the Louisiana 
Folklife Program to detail the 
folk traditions of the state. 

Contributing articles on their 
specialities are Dr. Hiram 
Gregory, professor of an- 
thropology and curator of 
Williamson Museum; Dr. 
George A. Stokes, retiring vice- 
president of university affairs 
and professor of geography, 
and Dr. Joey L. Dillard, pro- 
fessor of English. 

Two full-page photographs by 
Don Sepulvado, photographer 
at NSCJ, were selected for the 
352-page publication that has 
been provided to parish and 
university libraries and to parish 
school boards around the state. 

The first article by Gregory 
appears in the section dealing 
with the social setting for folk 
communities and groups from 
rural regions and urban centers 
to places of work and play, and 
his second article has been 
published in the section called 
"Living on and Off the Land," 
which discusses the cultural 
ecology of various pursuits from 
foodways to traditional crafts in- 
cluding boat and house 

Stokes, who has long had an 
interest in the occupational 
traditions and economic pat- 
terns of the timber industry, 
wrote "Occupational Folklife in 
Louisiana", for "Ethnicity, 
Region, Occupation and Fami- 
ly: The Social Contexts for Loui- 
siana Folklife," the section deal- 
ing with the social setting for 
folk communities. 

Dillard, a linguist with 
specialities in black English and 
the origins of creole languages, 
is the author of "Languages and 
Linguistic Research in Loui- 
siana," which appears in the 
book's initial section covering 
research previously undertaken 
and the diverse language 
groups in the state as a baseline 
for further research. 


Dr. Robert Alost has an- 
nounced that 650 housing 
scholarships will be awarded to 
incoming freshman from 
around the state, according to 
Elise James, alumni director. 

A statewide radio and televi- 
sion campaign will be con- 
ducted to publicize the scholar- 
ships, which are worth $900 a 
year, or $450 a semester. 

Teams made up of one facul- 
ty member, one townsperson 
and one student will go out on 
July 7 and 14 to recruit and 
select recipients. 

To be eligible a student must 
have an ACT of 16 or better. 
"We are looking for quality 
kids," James said. "Everyone is 
enthusiastic about this and will- 
ing to get involved." 

"The teams will go out to the 
twenty parishes surrounding 
Natchitoches on July 7, to ask 
for the help of school 
superintendents to select the 
recipients," James said. 

"On July 14, our teams will 
once again go out to award the 



July 1, 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 2 

Sauce supports 
new president. 

Anytime the presidency of a university changes there 
is an inevitable period of transition. But, as we have seen 
in the last weeks, the Orze-Alost transition has been 
more than usual. 

Dr. Alost's comments and actions seem to indicate 
that rather than a mere change of leadership we are 
undergoing a long-needed transformation. Our past 
ways seem to have led to many problems and much bad 
publicity. Perhaps now we will move into an era of con- 
fronting realities and preparing for a future that will 
return our school to a position of prominence in educa- 
tional circles, not only in Louisiana, but perhaps in the 
entire region. 

Any change brings with it a sense of unrest. We are 
all wary of breaking the status quo which has made us 
all rather complacent. Let's not let this sense of change 
be negative but let's confront it as the beginning of a 
great new future. We may not agree with the changes 
or even understand some of them. But we can rest 
assured that they are being done with the best interest 
of Northwestern in mind. 

The task confronting Alost is more than he alone can 
accomplish. ..he can provide the direction and leader- 
ship but we all must be willing to support him and do 
the necessary jobs to help his plans become reality. 

There will be periods of difficulty ahead and probably 
some confusion but we must admit that we can finally 
see some concrete actions being taken. How many of 
us have lamented over the past years, "I wish somebody 
would do something!" Well, now it's being done. 

Perhaps this change will become a model not only 
for our school but also for other schools, many of whom 
are experiencing similar, if not worse, problems with 
decreased enrollments and reduced funding. 

The Sauce would like to praise Dr. Alost for taking 
action in hopes that this is truly the beginning of a new 
Northwestern. We continue to urge the entire Nor- 
thwestern community to rally behind our new president. 

It's more than just 
a good idea... 

After years of debate, July 1 will be the day that man- 
datory seatbelt usage will begin in Louisiana. 

The law goes into effect today, unless the legislature 
decides to reverse its decision, which is not unlikely in 

The law would allow warning citations to be issued 
during the month of July. By August, a fine of $25 
would be paid by those ticketed. 

If this law is delayed, as some say until 1987, we are 
only putting off the inevitable.. .and perhaps losing some 

Some statistics.. .In Louisiana in 1984, out of 336,330 
people involved in motor vehicle crashes, 729 resulted 
in death and 15,987 in injuries. The SAFE Advisory 
Council says about 350 of the deaths could have been 
avoided with the use of seatbelts. 

Eighteen people are killed every week in Louisiana 
in traffic accidents. Now seatbelts won't prevent ac- 
cidents, but the eighteen people who would normally 
die this week might have a better chance, that is if they 
take this law seriously. 

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for 
Americans under the age of 35. This means kids, too. 
Now is the time to teach your kids good habits, such 
as automatic seatbelt usage. And we can all be condi- 
tioned to put on our seatbelts as soon as we sit in our 

According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commis- 
sion, seatbelts can reduce your chances of being 
seriously injured by 45 percent. Now those are good 

Only 14 percent of motorists nationwide take the 
time to buckle their seatbelts. Now when are we going 
to learn? 

Remember.'s not just the law, it's a good idea. ..and 
vice versa. 

So let's show our Independence Day patriotism and 
get out and support this law. After all, it is for our own 
good. And if we can save a couple of lives, maybe even 
our own or that of a loved one. ..well then, you must 
agree, it's worth it. 

Now here is my advice 

to the new president... 

My, my, we've all been a 
tie busy these days... 

Dr. Alost has wasted no time 
in implementing his plan for 
Northwestem's reorganization 
(a.k.a. salvation) and no stones 
are being left unturned. 

I'm sure we're all wondering 
just where Alost is getting his 
ideas. Are all of these ideas his? 
Or is he being instructed by 
some divine inspiration? Maybe 
a little of both. 

Besides Rep. Jimmy Long 
and Sen. Don Kelly. ..don't you 
wonder whose advice, if 
anyone's, he's taking? 

And, most of all, wouldn't you 
just love to be summoned to the 
president's home and asked 
what you thought about Nor- 
thwestern, about who should be 
fired, demoted, promoted, 
hired? Wouldn't you love to tell 
him which programs should be 
cut and which teachers are 
simply horrible? 

Well, not many of us will have 
that chance. ..but, who knows? 

Whether Dr. Alost reads my 
column or not, here is my 

Over the last three years I 
have assembled a list of things 
at Northwestern that have real- 
ly been thorns in my side. 

Tops on the list is Caldwell 

That pile of rubble is ab- 
solutely the most unattractive 
garbage in town. Now why 
hasn't someone hauled in a 
bulldozer to clean all that stuff 
up? I mean, I know we're broke, 
but I'd be willing to donate to 
the Clean Op Caldwell Fund. 

Please, please, don't ever cut 

Without football, fall here 
would be summer. Football 
games are just about the only 
things, with the exception of 
registration, that draws students 
together. And we are promised 

|j t . a better season this year. 

I can never remember a time 
when the clocks and/or bells 
worked in any building on this 

One teacher this summer, 
flustered by the odd class times, 
couldn't understand when to 
stay or go. The bells and clocks 
would have given her a clue, at 

When is the library open? 
When is the computer center 
closed? I never know, and I'm 
not sure anyone does. 

Longer hours in both would 
be great, although I'm sure our 
financial condition won't allow 

Why not big signs telling 
when they open and close. ..and 
sticking to them... 

More on-campus activities. 
That sounds simple, right? 

We're all adults (well, 
sometimes) and adult entertain- 
ment is what we seek. Is there 
any in Natchitoches? Or will we 
continue to be forced to ride the 
strip with all the high school 

Which brings up another 
point.. .recruiting. If NSCI would 
set up recruiting stations at 
McDonalds, 7-11 and Mr. Gatti's 
on Saturday nights, we could 
get every high school student 
from Natchitoches to come to 
Northwestern. Then they could 
ride around the campus instead 
of Highway 1. 

A president should, and 
maybe I'm prejudiced, have a 

good rapport with the campus 
media, indeed all students. 

Wouldn't KNWD just love to 
have a weekly radio program, 
with Dr. Alost delivering 
remarks, and answering stu- 
dent's questions? 

After all, Ronald Reagan does 

And the Sauce would be more 
than willing to donate a few col- 
umns to our new presi- 
dent... Alost's Notebook?... well, 
maybe ••• 

Surely in this advanced 
technological age in which we 
are living, there must be a way 
to issue a check quicker than 
five weeks. 

Scholarship refund checks 
and Pell Grants seem to come 
just as the semester is ending. 
And that is especially true of 
this summer. The session is on- 
ly six weeks, and refund checks 
are promised this week. ..right 
before finals. Why can't so- 
meone sit at registration and 
write checks? I know, I know, 
that's a little naive... 

And really, I'm not 

Giving the SGA tangible 
ideas and tasks to achieve. Who 
knows better what should be 
done by the students on this 
campus than our president? 
Sure, the SGA does important 
and worthwhile things for 
us.. .but with a little direction 
and instruction by the presi- 
dent, subject to approval by the 
SGA, of course, we could really 
see some action. 

I'm not suggesting that Alost 
mandate what the SGA 
does.. .that would restrict the 
student voice on campus.. .I'm 
only saying that a little help and 
advice certainly would not hurt. 

Now let's see... I guess that 
just about covers it... 

Somewhere over 

the rainbow... 

Hello... You 're still here! 
...Who got it this afternoon? 
Oh no! not her? 

The utter silence of the 
university this week is probably 
a sign that no one knows what 
will happen next, or that we're 
scared to ask. 

When Dr. Alost said there 
would be change, he was right. 
The wheels are turning rather 

We're all going to lose so- 
meone or something (or have 
already) near and dear in the 
next few weeks. Even though we 
rant and rave about it, we know 
one thing....there's no way 
around it. We knew of Nor- 
thwestem's status months ago, 
but nothing was done about it. 
Now something is being done to 
keep us afloat and all of a sud- 
den, everyone is abandoning 
ship. STOP! 

Something Dr. Alost said in 
his latest meeting that remains 
among the scatter in my 
brain. When was the last 
time we could refer to our 
university as a family? There 
have been too many times in 
the few years 1 have been here 
that we prepared (a) to transfer 
governing systems, (b) pack up 
and leave because NSCI would 
become a minimum security 
prison, or (c) for a change in im- 
mediate command. Finally, one 
has happened (the latter), and 
everyone is skeptical.... why? 

One thing we owe Dr. Alost is 
a chance to prove himself. He 
has reasons; no matter how 
much we deny that fact, we 
know its true. He mentioned 
that we had one more chance, 
and this would be it. He's right. 

Things will be different in the 
fall. No more running around 
the administration to get things 
passed (being that there were so 
many people a part of the past 
administration, some illegal 
endeavors were accomplished). 

We will be under stricter rul- 
ings; finally things will be run 
more efficiently. Last week, 
over $ 1 00,000 was allocated for 
scholarships to be given to in- 
coming freshmen. Thirty pre- 
sent NSCJ students were chosen 
to represent what is a family 
reaching out for more. 

Such major activities such as 
the tennis team, golf team, and 
volleyball team have been omit- 
ted from the extracurricular ac- 
tivities of the university. Inside 
View, the summer orientation 
program for freshmen was 
cancelled two weeks before its 
opening, then reinstated 
because of its inpact on incom- 
ing freshmen. We have all jump 
to hasty conclusions, including 
myself, blaming Dr. Alost for 
cutting them, but do not stop to 
listen to reason. It's for our own 
good. Give him a chance.. ..we 
can't turn around. 

For once, let's everyone work 
together. Not in groups of in- 
dividual fraternities, sororities, 
organizations, or cliques. We 
need to stop feeling line we 
don't belong, that we are in- 
ferior to others, and that the 
world is going to fall around us 
because of a little change. 

Just remember, we haven't 
seen the rainbow yet. 

What is being said about 
that? "Where was that money 
when we need it?" 

Why don't we be thankful for 
what we are receiving. Can't we 
see that people are giving us a 

The dorms will be filled this 
fall because of these awards. 
Maybe we won't be referred to 
as a "suitcase" college if we 
have more than 25 percent of 
our Natchitoches campus 
enrollment on campus to enter- 
tain over the weekend. We just 
have to wait and not make has- 
ty moves like we have already 

Steve Horton is an accounting 
major from New Iberia who 
forgot to mention in his last 
editorial that among his after- 
noon events is running with Mar- 
jorie Mike, Maria Burke, and Lin- 
da Bogolin. 

Except.. .free steak meals on 
Fridays. ..two girls for every guy, 
and two guys for every girl. ..all 
the Diet Coke that can be had 
in this area. ..purple and white 
flowers around the front en- 
trance. ..decent places to live... 

And most of all. ..a respected 

...Craig Scott. 


Craig Scott is a senior jour- 
nalism major from Natchitoches 
who enjoys telling people what to 
do. ..and wonders if anyone 


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July 1. 1986 
Vol. 75, Mo. 2 


If you were named president 
of Northwestern, what action 
would you take? 

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Reatha Cole 

Senior public relations major from Fair- 
$ew Alpha 

"I would probably do exactly what Dr. 
Most is doing... only a little slower." 

Lisa Bonnette 

Senior education major from 

"I would try to get rid of the teachers 
who are here for the sole purpose of 
receiving their paychecks, not to teach 

Terry Douglas 

Sophomore business major from 
Houston, Texas 

"I would change the quality in our food 


I Tommy Moore 

■Senior music education major from Car- 
phage, Texas 

"I would make sure the education and 
nursing programs stay above those from 
he rest of the state, then begin to 'beef 
' the other programs here. " 

Lemuel Marshall 

Senior business administration major 
from Shreueport 

"First I would make some faculty and 
staff changes. I would also try to come 
up with a new innovative idea to increase 
enrollment. " 

Ronnie Blake 

Senior business administration major 
from Shreveport 

"I would make a few changes in facul- 
ty and staff and have an 'open door 
policy' for the students of NSCJ. I would 
bring NSCJ back to a more exciting en- 
vironment." * - '• * ' '■■ 


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Writer criticizes policy 

Dear Editor 

This semester classes began 
as usual with costs and pro- 
blems rising. Problems are 
nothing unusual but this one 
turned out to be quite unique. 
It was not a simple 
misunderstanding on anyone's 
part. I think it was an injustice 
handed down to me by Dr. 
Graham, the dean of the Col- 
lege of Arts and Sciences and 
Dr. Bartholomew, the head of 
the Department of Languages. 

I enrolled in Spanish 102 and 
201 just as many students have 
done in the past. (I have a list.) 
But on the second day of class 
1 found 1 had already been drop- 
ped from 201. This was done 
without prior contact from the 

My first attempt to be 
reinstated was in the office of 
the' Vice-President for 
Academic Affairs, Dr. 
Southerland. To put it simply, / 
could have been talking to a brick 

My second attempt was with 
Dr. Bartholomew, head of the 
Department of Languages, 
which to my surprise and 
delight seemed to go much bet- 
ter. After presenting a list of 
students who have taken two 
foreign language courses in one 
semester, 1 explained that 1 
would be the only one to lose or 
suffer should I fail the course. 
He seemed to see my point. He 
then told me, "If the dean ap- 
proves I have no objections." 

Thinking I was as good as 
back in, I walked to Dean 
Graham's office. Once I finish- 
ed explaining my reasons and 
showing him my list, the dean 
said he saw no problem with it, 
but that he would have to con- 
firm what Dr. Bartholomew had 

The next day 1 returned to 
Dean Graham's office and learn- 
ed that Dr. Bartholomew had 
said he would never let me take 
both classes. The dean, trying to 
arrange a compromise, told me 
to take the course unofficially 
and have my instructor give me 
the grade in the fall. But when 
I asked for it in writing so no one 
would forget, he refused. 

The next day I paid another 
visit to Dr. Bartholomew and 
had a heated discussion. I would 
like to formally apologize to 
him for some of the strong 
language I used. 

I left his office and went to my 
201 class which I had been at- 
tending in hopes of being 
reinstated. When I arrived, my 
instructor showed me a letter 
she had received from Dr. Bar- 
tholomew. In it he told her she 
would be putting herself in 
jeopardy if she allowed me to sit 
in the class. 

I left the class immediately 
and began walking the halls 
contemplating my next move. 
During this walk 1 learned that 
Dr. Bartholomew was thinking 
of having me expelled. For- 
tunately, he changed his mind. 

Finally I went to President 
Orze's office. I walked in and 
before allowing me to complete 
a sentence Orze said that policy 
is policy and it will not change, 
it was apparent that he had 
already heard one side of the 
issue and did not want to hear 
my side. I was stunned by how 
unconcerned and rude he was. 

Some people were kind and 
understanding and 1 appreciate 
it. But most were not. Now that 
all is said and done the ad- 
ministration still will not let me 
in the course. If any of you have 
a problem with this school, I 
wish you better luck than 1 had. 
I hope that by next fall, with the 
new administration, things will 
change and more concern will 
be given to students' problems. 

Clay Williams 

junior history major 

Editor's comment 

It is oftentimes unfortunate, 
but usually what the catalog 
says, goes. 

Who knows, maybe the 
catalog will be cut, too. 

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Welcome Back! 

Many members of the Natchitoches and Northwestern communities 
gathered last week to "welcome back" Dr. Robert Alost to the Nor- 
thwestern campus. Alost had formerly served as faculty member, depart- 
ment head and dean at Northwestern 

Buckle up: 

law goes into effect today 

Mary Lumpkins 

Staff Writer 

Buckle up, or it's going to cost 

The new mandatory seatbelt 
law goes into effect today, and 
throughout July law enforce- 
ment officials will be issuing 
warnings to motorists who fail 
to wear their seatbelts. Beginn- 
ing August 1 , however, citations 
will be issued. 

"Seatbelts must be worn by 
drivers and front seat 
passengers in cars made after 
1972 if the car is in forward mo- 

tion," according to Officer Tony 
Moran of the Natchitoches 
Parish Sheriff's office. "Vans 
and trucks, U.S. postal workers 
and pregnant women with doc- 
tor's excuses are exempt." 

Violaters of this law will be 
charged $25 plus court costs, 
Moran said. 

Opponents of the seatbelt law 
have argued that it infringes on 
their personal freedom of 
choice. Many believe that the 
decision to wear a seatbelt 
should be made by the in- 
dividual, not by the 

Others complain of discom. 
fort in wearing safety belts. 
Some people have even pointed 
out that more wrecks would oc- 
cur from people struggling to 
put their seatbelts on when they 
spot an approaching police car. 

Despite these arguments 
statistics have proven the effec- 
tiveness of mandatory seatbelt 
laws. The law in other states has 
resulted in more practicing 
seatbelt users and a marked 
decrease in highway accident 

According to a recently 
released survey by the Loui- 
siana Highway Commission, it 
may not be so difficult for Nat- 
chitoches drivers to adjust. 

The survey showed that 
seatbelt use was highest among 
drivers and front seat 
passengers in the central, south- 
central and southwestern parts 
of the state. 

Most law enforcement of- 
ficials agree that, at the sacrifice 
of a little comfort, seatbelt use 
may be saving your life in the 
long run. 



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July 1, 1986 
Vol. 75, tio. 2 

"We're cautiously op- 
timistic," Head Coach Sam 
Goodwin said of the 1986 
Demon football squad. 

Goodwin has reason to 
be optimistic since the 
team will consist of 45 
returning lettermen offer- 
ing experience, a strong 
defense and an improved 

From the 1985 squad 
Goodwin lost four defen- 
sive starters and two offen- 
sive starters including 
quarterback Wayne Van. 

Going into his fourth 
season as head coach for 
the Demons, Goodwin has 
high hopes for the squad 
which he and his staff 
primarily recruited. The 
staff s recruiting ability will 
be fully realized for the 
first time this fall. 

Returning from a 3-8 
1 985 season, Goodwin has 
faced three Demon squads 
that were thin in the upper 
classman area due to poor 
previous staff recruiting. 
Past teams have consisted 
of many freshmen and few 

Goodwin said the 1986 
team is basically much im- 
proved; however, he feels 
the strongest area is that 
of defense. 

Among some of the 
strengths in defense, 
Goodwin named the mov- 
ing of Odessa Turner, a 
senior, to safety. Turner, 
together wih other safeties 
DeShon Jenkins and Gary 
Cater, should present a 
strong force in defense. 

The strongest defensive 
area, Goodwin noted, is 
linebackers, which has 
seven returning players. 
Goodwin also mentioned 
the corners which he said 
are young but are good 

In addition to a strong 
defense, Goodwin will be 
dealing with an improved 
offense. The quarterback 
position will be determin- 
ed during fall practice. 
Both Rob Frabizio and 
Rusty Slack made a good 
showing during spring 
practice, Goodwin said. 

Goodwin said the of- 
fense has been improved 
by experience and through 
the addition of new 

The 1986 squad will 
also have a solid kicking 
game with the return of 
Mike Crow as punter and 
Keith Hodnett as place 
kicker. Both were all- 
conference kickers last 

In addition to many 
returning players, Good- 
win has strengthened his 
team by signing 19 
players. Among the 
signees are five transfers 
from Southeastern's 
defunct football program. 
Of the transfers Goodwin 
expects three to be key 
factors in the Demon 

Goodwins 1986 
strategy is strengthening 
his squad for the fourth 
quarter. The Demons were 
outscored 75-7 in the last 
15 minutes of play during 
the 1985 season. The 
1985 Demon weak fourth 
quarter showing was 
primarily due to on over- 
worked defense. 

Another step in Good- 
win's plan is to make key 
wins early in the season. 
The Demons face two 
tough teams at the start, 
Arkansas State at 
Jonesboro and McNeese 
at Lake Charles. Both 
games are key games in 
the 1986 season, accor- 
ding to Goodwin. 

"We hope to get it 
together early," Goodwin 
said. "If we win the first 
game the group will gain 

Six greats inducted into Hall of Fame 

Arthur Bush 

Sports Writer 

The elite fraternity of Loui- 
siana sports legends initiated a 
half-dozen new members Satur- 
day night as the Louisiana 
Sports Writers Association 
welcomed its 1986 class into 
the Hall of Fame. 

The list featured Buck 
Buchanan and Bert Jones, two 
National Football League all- 
stars, Carl Maddox, retired 
athletic director for LSCJ, J.C. 
"Dutch" Reinhardt, legendary 
basketball coach from 
Southwestern, and Maxie Lam- 
bright, the father of Louisiana 
Tech's football dynasty, who 
was honored posthumously. 

The ceremonies began Friday 
night as honorees, family 
members, committemen, 
friends and interested spec- 
tators gathered at the Holiday 
Inn for refreshments. A news 
conference was held Saturday 
morning and a golf tournament 
highlighted the afternoon. 

At 7 p.m. the "dream of a 
lifetime" began to unfold for the 
honorees as their "time" finally 
arrived. The guest list included 
an all-star cast of Bill Arn- 
sparger, LSCI head football 
coach; Bob Broadhead, LSCI 
athletic director; Eddie Robin- 
son, head football coach at 
Grambling; A.L. Williams, head 
football coach at Tech and 
formerly Northwestern, Bob 
Pettit, of the NBA; Charlie Hen- 
nigan, former Houston Oiler 
star receiver; Ted Marchibroda, 
former head coach of the 
Baltimore Colts; baseball great 
Joe Adcock; Hall of Famer and 
golfer Clifford Ann Creed; Bob- 
by Spell, all-world softbailer: 
Ole Miss athletic director 
Warner Alford; Grits Gresham, 
nationally-known outdoorsman 
from Natchitoches; Olympic 
hurdler Al Moreau; Joe 
Ferguson, Detroit Lions 
quarterback; and Dub Jones, 
former all-pro of the Cleveland 
Browns, who along with his son 
Bert make up the first father- 
son combination in the Hall of 

After opening remarks from 
master of cermonies Jerry 
Pierce, Paul Manasseh, a reci- 
pient of the Louisiana Sports 
Writers annual distinguished 
service award for s\ orts jour- 
nalism, delivered a keynote 

Manasseh's address t ;gan on 
a personal tribute as he ioking- 
ly vowed not to give thanks to 
anyone because "he did it all on 
his own." 

A 50-year veteran of the 
sports information profession. 

he has received numerous 
awards including being named 
as one of the top five sports in- 
formation directors in the coun- 
try by Inside Sports Magazine. 

"Being honored by one's 
peers is the highest honor a per- 
son can expect to receive," 
Manasseh commented. 

80 year-old Dutch Reinhardt, 
whose 346 career basketball 
wins after 27 years place him se- 
cond among Louisiana's college 
coaches, said his latest award 
was "a result of all the athletes 
and students 1 touched when I 
taught physical education and 
in honor of the University and 
all those people behind me who 
made it possible to accept this 

Sherry Lambright accepted 
her late husband's award, say- 
ing what a "great honor it is to 
be here to receive this award for 
a man who dedicated himself, 
with a lot of hard work, because 
of his love for the game." 

Carl Maddox, a Natchitoches 
native, commented that he was 
"intimidated by the award 
because so many other great 
people who have gone down in 
the annals of history never had 
the opportunity to be honored 
with a dinner." 

Bob Pettit grabbed the au- 
dience's attention next as he 
shared his views about his 
cousin who became, like 
himself, an NBA great. 

"This man Frank Brian im- 
pressed me as a Tiger basket- 
ball player while I was still a 
highschooler," he said. "He was 
very graceful, a great shooter, 
but most important, an outstan- 
ding basketball player." 

Brian, an all-state basketball 
player for Zachary's 1940 
runner-up and 1941 state cham- 
oionship teams joked that "it is 
quite an honor to be here 
because this was my thirteenth 
time to be nominated and I 
finally got accepted." 

On a more serious not, Brian 
said "I feel that when you make 
the Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame you're on the top shelf..." 

"I want to be remembered as 
a football player who could be 
the best you could possibly be," 
said inductee Bert Jones. "And 
not only to be recognized as a 
good football player, but a good 
person as well." 

"Attending Grambling was 
probably the greatest thing that 
ever happened to me," began 
Eddie Robinson as he accepted 
his award. "It enabled me to 
play football and get an educa- 

The evening ended with a 
final fanfare of applause for the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Famers, past and present. 

Budget cuts hurt 
summer intramurals 

The biggest attraction of the 
summer program was water 
volleyball held Wednesday. 
Water volleyball drew three 
teams and more than 30 

Swimmers volleyed in the 
shallow end of the Complex 
pool for more than two hours to 
have two teams tie for first 
place. Teams were composed of 
both NSCI students and com- 
munity residents. 

Students on the winning 
teams included Abby White, 
Mike Knotts, Donna Box, Jesus 
Rodriguez, Marvin Below, 
Richard Darden, Caprice Brown, 
Richie Trum, J.T. Fenceroy and 
Lisa Darden. Staff members 
were Tootie Cary and Rob 

The inner tube races and 
treasure hunt dive, held June 
16, attracted 13 community 
participants between the ages of 
13 and 16. NSCI student winners 
for the events included Lynn 
Pittman and Jamie Ragon. 

The three remaining events 
will be held Wednesday at the 
Recreation Complex. The tennis 
tournament is slated for 3 p.m. 
with the golf tournament set for 
5 p.m. The frisbee golf course 
will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. for 

Although Intramural par- 
ticipation has not been as high 
as expected, Tootie Cary, direc- 
tor of Intramurals, said that par- 
ticipation has been good con- 
sidering the setbacks which the 
program faced. 

Budget cuts and the short 
summer term caused the pro- 
gram to be reduced to only 
seven events. 

Plans for the fall semester are 
currently underway. Students 
having suggestions should stop 
by the Intramural office. 

Hall of Fame 

Among the sports figures on hand for the Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame banquet Saturday were Bert Jones, Buck Buchanan, Carl Mad- 
dox, Frank Brian and Dutch Reinhardt. All five, along with the late Maxie 
Lambright, were inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 


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July 1, 1986 

Bank on it 

Local banks offer special services for students 

Deborah McAlpln 

Staff Writer 

Passing the buck 

Many Northwestern students take advantage of the services offered 
by Natchitoches banks, including automatic teller machines. 

Northwestern students may 
find it financially beneficial to 
shop before deciding which 
bank in Natchitoches offers the 
best savings or checking pro- 
gram. Students should con- 
sider, when choosing an institu- 
tion, which bank pays the best 
interest, what special charges or 
free services there are, what par- 
ticular services are needed and 
what best suits individual 

All banks and savings and 
loan associations provide free 
information to prospective 

Banks usually do not pay in- 
terest on checking accounts, 
but they do offer NOW 
(negotiable order of withdrawal) 
accounts that pay interest if the 
depositor maintains a minimum 
balance. All four banks in Nat- 
chitoches require a minimum 
balance of $ 1 ,000 in a NOW ac- 
count to avoid a service charge. 
Interest rates and other re- 
quirements of NOW accounts 
vary from bank to bank. 

Three banks in Natchitoches 
offer special student accounts 
although the fourth, along with 

Music to the 
Michelob Drinker's Ear. 

The sound of a 
Michelob being opened 
may escape the attention 

of most beer drinkers. 
But it does not go unsung 
by Michelob drinkers. 
They know that 
uncapping a cold Michelob 
is just the beginning of a 
very smooth and mellow experience. 
Just as surely as they know.. . 

Some things 
speak for themselves 

the savings and loan associa- 
tions, offers accounts that may 
attract students. 

City Bankk and Trust offers a 
students account for a $2 flat 
monthly service charge and 
there is no minimum balance 
required. The only requirement 
is that the person be a full-time 
student. Insufficient fund 
charges at City Bank are $10 
and a stop payment charge is 
$10 as well. 

Exchange Bank and Trust 
also offers a student account, 
charging a $1 monthly service 
charge and the first fifty checks 
are free. In addition, there is no 
charge to use the automatic 
teller machine. Insufficient fund 
charges are $10 per check and 
stop payment fees are $5. 

Any full-time student can 
open a special account at Peo- 
ple's Bank and Trust for $2 a 
month and a charge of fifteen 
cents per check according to 
Kandi Price, who is in charge of 
new accounts. 

Price said that the student 
must deposit $ 100 initially, but 
this balance does not have to be 
maintained. An automatic teller 
machine is also available to all 
customers at no charge. At Peo- 
ple's Bank the insufficient fund 
charge is $12 with stop pay- 
ment fee of $15. 

Although the First Bank of 

Natchitoches does not offer 
special accounts solely for 
students, Lita Jones, who works 
with new accounts, said that 
many students choose to use 
their plain checking account 
which is open to all customers. 
With this account the depositor 
is allowed 15 checkes per 
month with no monthly service 
charge and no minimum 
balance required. However, if 
more than 15 checks are writ- 
ten, there is a $7 per month ser- 
vice charge and a charge of 
twenty-five cents for every 
check exceeding 15. Also, the 
depositor does not receive 
canceled checks and all transac- 
tions must go through the 
automatic teller machine or 
there is a charge of twenty-five 
cents per transaction. At First 
Bank, insufficient fund charges 
are $ 1 2 per check and stop pay- 
ment charges are $10. 

First Federal Savings and 
Loan and Progressive Savings 
and Loan each offer a NOW ac- 
count, with differing re- 
quirements. Both savings and 
loans and all four local banks 
have other interest bearing 
checking accounts. 

In these times when money is 
tight, there are many factors a 
student must consider in 
deciding which alternative best 
suits his needs. 


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VOL 75, NO 3 


AUGUST 26, 1986 





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s a 

Alost's 'new Northwestern' opens 

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lanaging Editor 

Roy Hall 

Dr. Robert Alost, who 

became Northwestern's 
I6th president on June 30, 
las begun to implement a 
ilan of reorganization which 
s a long-range look at the 
Jniversity and its goals. 

"We need to show 
Jorthwestern as a vibrant 
>ntity that people will want 

be a part of," Alost said. 
We need to make this place 
start vibrating... and it will." 

"The thing we must 
emember," he continued, 
"is that excellence takes 
ime and it takes doesn't happen 
nstantaneou sly . " 

Alost began making 
Jianges in the organization 
ji the University 

Immediately after being 
elected as president-elect 
n June. The first step was 
I he Board of Trustees for 
State Colleges and 
[Jniversities declaration that 

1 'state of financial exigency' 
Bdsted , at Northwestern, 
(fhich allowed President 
Host to fire faculty and staff 
nembers to balance the 
Jniversity's budget. 

Alost's plan called for 
[he reduction of tenured 
Bid non-tenured faculty, 
department heads, deans 
and non-classified 
jnployees. The number of 
Ice presidents was reduced 
rom three to two with the 
etirements of Dr. E.J. 



Residence hall renovations 
highlight physical changes 



Dr. Robert Alost took 
over as president on Ju'y 1. 
And in less than two 
months, he's made his 
presence felt all over 

Things are happening at 

Alost has closed two 
main campus dormitories 
for renovations. He's given 
away dorm-room 
scholarships to over 250 
incoming freshmen, and his 
staff is creating new and fun 
programs for NSU students. 

Louisiana and Varnado 
residence halls are closed, 
and remodeling should 
begin shortly on both 
dormitories. In addition to 
cosmetic changes, the 
electrical and plumbing 
systems, as well as the 
heating and air conditioning 
systems of both dorms will 
be upgraded. All 1,500 on- 
campus students will live in 
Natchitoches, Rapides, or 
Sabine halls. 

"With the three 
dormitories that we have 
open for the fall semester, 
we are almost at 100 
percent occupancy," said 
Harold Boutte, new director 
of housing and food services. 
"Full occupancy is expected 
for the fall, because nearly 
every bed space we have 
available has been taken. If 
enrollment exceeds 
expectations, we might have 
to delay one of the 
renovation projects if there 
is a need for more 
dormitory space." 

Boutte said Sabine Hall, 
which houses 736 women 
and is one of the state's 
largest dormitories, has new 


Clean sweep 

Dr. Bobby Alost completes his housecleaning at NSU by working on table at Sabine ceilings and floors, and the 
residence hall. 

sun deck has been reopened 
for the convenience of 

Each donnitory room in 
all three dorms has been 
painted and furnished with 
quality furniture, and each 
of the 1,538 beds will have 
new mattresses by the 
opening of the 
according to a 
press release. 

"Once we open the 
dormitories and show the 
students what we have 
already done and are 
planning to do in the next 
year, I think the 
atmosphere created for 
student life will be good," 
said Boutte. "I think the 
students' attitudes about 
dorm life is going to change, 
and I believe the work we 
have done in the last seven 
weeks will instill in them a 
special sense of pride in 
their university." 

In addition to physical 
renovations to the 
University's dormitories, 
special activities which 
appeal to college students 
are being planned for each 
residence hall, Special 
attention is being devoted to 
the development of 
programs designed to keep 
students on campus during 

"It is our hope that 
students would not want to 
go home every weekend," 
said Boutte. "This can be 
accomplished through 
development of creative and 
entertaining activities that 
make staying on campus fun 
and in Natchitoches for the 
weekend a fun experience." 

One of Alost's first 
projects after taking office 



Fall rush underway for most NSU Greeks 


bff Writer 

Eight of the Greek 

organizations on campus 
Jeturned last week to 
prepare for what many of 
them feel will be a 
successful fall rush. 

"This year all of the 
Greeks are working 
together to promote NSU as 
foell as the Greek system." 
said Rachel Heider. rush 
chairman for Sigma Kappa 
Sorority. She added that 
Sigma Kappa's rush program 
Mil be one of the most 
Jxc'iting ever for the 

Men's fraternity rush 
began Sunday and continues 

through Thursday. Pledging 
for Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Sigma, Sigma Tau Gamma, 
Tau Kappa Epsilon, and 
Theta Chi will be held 
Friday night. All men 
attending rush parties of any 
of these five fraternities 
must purchase an 
InterFraternity Council rush 
card for $2. Cards are 
available at any fraternity 

Sorority rush began 
Monday, and continues 
through preferential teas on 
Thursday. Bids may be 
picked up in the Union 
beginning at 12 noon on 

Kappa Alpha president 
Chuck Shaw said that KA 
realizes "that rush is the life 

of their chapter. " Kappa 
Sigma rush chairman Steve 
Horton agreed, although he 
admitted rush may be a 
little more difficult because 
of the fire that destroyed 
the Kappa Sigma house in 

"It's harder holding rush 
without a house, but I think- 
we'll have an opportunity to 
show everyone what the real 
Greek system stands for - 

While Kappa Sigma may 
not have a house to work 
with at rush, other Greeks 
do, and many of them spent 
time at their respective 
houses last week preparing 
for parties. 

"We're very exci + °d 

about sorority rush this 
year," said Em Matthews, 
vice-president of Phi Mu. 

She said the sororities are 
working together this year 
and that she expects a large 
number of girls to sign up 
for rush. 

Sigma Tau Gamma 
fraternity members spent 
much of last week 
celebrating the first 
anniversary of their house 
on Greek Hill. Rush 
chairman Gil Harrison said 
his fraternity's new motto is 
"Moving Ahead!," and that 
Sig Tau expects "a big rush 
to keep the momentum 

Rush plans for Tau 
Kappa Epsilon were not 
complete as of Saturday's 

press time, but TKE 
members said that they will 
have an "interesting" party 

" Theta Chi's Joel Ebarb 
said his fraternity "is 
growing fast and this rush 
looks to be one of our best 

Most fraternity parties 
will be held at the 
respective houses, 
according to Horton, who is 
also the IFC vice-president 
for rush. He said Kappa 
Sigma will primarily utilize 
The Student Body nightclub 
and the Jaycees Hall for 
rush parties. 

An incomplete party 
schedule for all fraternities 

Tuesday, August 26 

"Dinner at KA House" - 
Kappa Alpha; "Cajun Food 
Festival" - Kappa Sigma, 
Shriners Hall; Barbecue - 
Sigma Tau Gamma, 
Recreation Complex, and 
"Casino Night" - Theta Chi. 

Wednesday, August 27 

"South Seas" - Kappa 
Alpha; "Animal House!" - 

Kappa Sigma, Jaycees Hall; 
and "Al Capone and Friends" 

Theta Chi. 

Thursday, August 28 

"The Famous Jungle 
Party" - Kappa Alpha; 
'Wipeout! - A California 
Beach Party" - Kappa Sigma, 
Jaycees Hall; and 
"Hometown U.S.A. Party" - 
Theta Chi. 

Kappa Sigma making plans for new residential house 


Managing Editor 

House warming 

The Kappa Sigma fraternity house sustained over $150,000 in damage on July 3 

Just six weeks after the 
destruction of their 
fraternity house by fire, 
members of Kappa Sigma 
hope to finalize by 
September 1 plans for a 
new, residential home on 

Chapter officers of 
NSU's Theta-Mu chapter of 
Kappa Sig, along with 
representatives of the Theta- 
Mu Housing Corporation, 
met recently with Dr. 
Robert Alost, president, to 
discuss plans for the new 
house. The site proposed 
for the house is a large lot 
across from Chaplin's Lake 
on South Jefferson Drive at 
Tarlton Drive, one block 
from Prather Coliseum. 

According to Kappa 
Sigma president John 
Ramsey, the meeting with 
Dr. Alost "went better than 
I'd even hoped for. He's a 
dynamic individual, and he 
really wants to see a strong 

Greek system at 

Northwestern. He's 
behind us 100 percent, and 
I feel he'll help us any way 
we can." 

"A dream shared by Dr. 
Alost and Kappa Sig is a 
'Greek Row' of residential 
fraternity houses along the 
lake," continued Ramsey. 
"We will be the first 
fraternity to build on the 
lake, but other fraternities 
and sororities would 
probably soon follow and 
build new homes near us." 

"It's tragic that we lost 
our house, but maybe it will 
be a blessing in disguise," he 

Kappa Sigma secretary 
Coy Gammage said the new 
house plans are being drawn 
up now, as is the lease 
between Northwestern and 
the chapter. "We hope to 
have everything finalized 
within a few days so we can 
begin construction by the 
end of the year," he said. 
"Our goal is to be moved in 
by April." 

Ramsey said the chapter 
is looking at the blueprints 
from the Tulane Kappa 
Sigma house for a guide. If 
these plans are followed, he 
said, the future Kappa Sigma 
house will be a one-story "L" 
shaped house with 
approximately 4,500 square 
feet. "That's about 200 
square feet larger than our 
Second Street house," he 
said, adding that the house 
plans call for 7 bedrooms to 
accomodate 13 Brothers, a 
large living room with a 
cathedral ceiling, a full- 
service kitchen, utility 
room, and large concrete 
patio area. 

Gammage said that the 
Natchitoches fire 
department still has not 
released the official fire 
report regarding the July 3 
blaze, but he said all 
preliminary reports have 
cleared Kappa Sigma from 
any involvement. Since all 
electricity and utilities were 




AUGUST 26 19 

Vol. 75, No. 3 

Cheerleaders take 
top honors at camp 


Sports Writer 

Hopefully, this year's 
Northwestern football 
Demons will take a page out 
of the book written by the 
school's mascot at the 
recent National Cheerleader 
Association Collegiate Spirit 
Camp, held in Dallas Aug. 4- 

"Vic the Demon" left 
the SMU campus with the 
title of Best College Mascot, 
the second time in three 
years Northwestern has won 
the top honor. 

The person inside the 
costume, junior Scott Davis 
of Coushatta, commented 
that "we were judged on 
how creative we were. One 
of the stunts I did was 
having a fake cheerleader 
and throwing her up and 
down with the rest of our 
team. It was a good time 
and it gave me a chance to 
meet with other mascots 
from around the South. We 
exchanged ideas and pulled 
off alot of different stunts." 

The magnitude of Davis' 
award is especially 
significant when one 
considers that he was going 
up against the likes of 
Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, 
Tulane, and New Mexico. 
Davis commented that "we 
(the entire NSU 

cheerleading squad) had a 
really great time... our 
cheerleaders did a fantastic 

Fantastic might be an 
understatement as the NSU 
group won Superior ribbons 
for their overall 

performance and the Spirit 
Stick for most spirit. 
Captain Scott Repp 
explained that "in the 
mornings we were 
instructed in doing different 
things and at, night we 
would perform what we 
learned in the morning 


Repp added that this 
year's cheerleaders "is the 
best I've been associated 
with at Northwestern State. 
The (football) crowds can 
expect big things from us 
this year." 

But Vic the Demon and 
Repp's squad weren't the 
only ones being recognized. 

Mark Colomb, junior 
from Lafayette, has been 
bringing NSU cheerleaders 
national recognition as he 
was a member of the 
National Cheerleader 
Association's instructional 
staff, a group that spent the 
summer instructing various 
cheerleader campus across 
the South. According to 
Repp, the experiences 
Colomb has gained and the 
contact's he made have 
contributed greatly to the 
bigger and brighter ideas 
the NSU cheerleaders will 
employ this fall. 

Danny Seymour, advisor 
of the squad, said that "this 
is good for NSU and great 
for Scott (Davis). His 
winning is similar to a 
football player gaining Ail- 
American, when you think 
about it. And Mark being a 
member of the NCA staff is 
another honor. " 

"For years Northwestern 
State has been known for its 
cheerleading excellence and 
I'm glad to see that this 
year's group is getting the 
recognition it deserves." 

Besides Repp and 
Colomb, the rest of the 
Northwestern State football 
cheerleading staff includes 
Shawn Wyble of Opelousas, 
Benny Rankin of El Dorado, 
AR, Daniel Aydelott of 
Winnfield, Debbie Cable of 
Leesville, Marsha Kay 
McLamore of Natchitoches, 
Melody Smith of Leesville, 
Dara Wallace of 

Natchitoches, and Kay Lane, 
also of Natchitoches. 

















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KNWD changes 

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Managing Editor 

Estes continued 


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"People change, and 
KNWD-FM is going to 
change, too, so we can fit 
their needs," according to 
Lynn Estes, general 
manager of the University's 
student radio station. 

KNWD (9.17) will have a 
new sound with an album 
rock format when the 
student owned and operated 
station begins a new year 
this week, according" to 
Estes. "In this market 
almost every format is 
available except for album 
rock and news-talk," he 
said. "While KNWD is an 
educational radio station, we 
also want to compete for a 
percentage of the market 
share. Since Natchitoches 
and the surrounding area is 
not ready for a news-talk 
station, we have decided to 
go to the album rock format. 
We will be writing our own 
playlist according to current 
Billboard Magazine listings." 

Estes went on to say 
that KNWD will broadcast 
seven days a week from 
noon until midnight and will 
highlight album rock, a 
format that is not available 
to listeners in the station's 
<w-mile listening radius. 

"Album rock is the 
music that will eventually be 
Top 40," explained Estes. 

"It will be familiar music 
that is on its way to being on 
the Top 40 charts. We will 
also be playing some Top 40 
music as well as music that 
has been Top 40 in the 

Van Halen, Genesis, 
Steve Winwood and the 
Eurythmics are among the 
artists whose music will be 
t-" -"cast on the station. 

KNWD will be trying to carl f 
to the radio listener U, , fVl yi 
offering "entertainn^ g u ™ 

news about people in tti,J ulty _ 

news. We are also going ( ( ; " 
have brief, tasteful comech 

"Occasionally , there wn irt CJ 
be specials," he said: Am 
"Besides the football ganie<vening 
(KNWD will broadcast NSU'< lasses 
four home football game! stenin, 
live from Turpin Stadium) meriCc 
we plan to play old-tim,as b 
music and comedies of tklonday 
1950 s and 1960 s as well as Dr. 
new wave music." rofessc 
Estes said that thiCClaim 
station is currently lookinirtll be 

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Vol. 75, No. 3 


Natchitoches Parish 
[tieriff Norm Fletcher has 
nated his original copy of 
e words and music to 
Jfhe Cane River Country 
"j flnd," the official 

Siatchitoches song, to the 
,rchives division of the 
•t Watson Memorial Library. 
Fletcher also donated an 
iccount of how he happened 
3 write the poem, 
omposing it in his head 
h ,j cfore setting a word on 
t n -?pper. Several years later, 
o cateip composed the music 
, -ty/ith the aid of Dr. Joseph 
a " lnie ti>rlucci of the University 
'•tyiculty, who wrote the 
H° ing t( ore 

bit class 

American Art, a special 
II ganieirening class which offers 
st NSu< lasses unique looking and 
ame^stening experiences in 
ladium] ijnerican art and history, 
old-tinnas been scheduled on 
s of 0i ( londays this fall. 

Dr. Grady Harper, 
rofessor of art and an 
thacclaimed watercolorist, 
looking fill be the instructor for the 
.(lass, which will meet on 
londay evenings from 5 
m. to 8 p.m. in the art 
icilities of the A.A. 
Tedericks Center. 


Fraser Snowden, 
issociate professor of 
ihilosophy, has been 
lected as chairman of the 
ward of directors for the 
ouisiana Endowment of the 
lumanities, the state 
ffiliate of the National 
■ E ndowment for the 
to j humanities. 

Robertf Snowden, who currently 
directoprvlces as LEH vice- 
id Tnn<4 

chairman of the board, will 
begin his one-year term as 
chairman in October. He 
will succeed Dr. Mary 
McBride of LSU-Shreveport. 

Snowden has been at 
NSU since 1970, and has 
been active for many years 
in the development of 
numerous humanities 


Senior Jerry Davis, an 
electronics engineering 
technology major from 
DeRidder, has helped the 
Smith Oil Company in 
Springhill solve a problem 
that resulted from growth 
within the company. 

During the spring 
semester, Davis was asked 


to assist the company in 
finding a solution to 
problems that developed 
with their main computer 

Dr. Bill Shaw, chairman 
of the department of 
industrial technology, said 
Davis designed and built a 
device that could separate 
data from the computer so 
that each printer in the 
office only received 
information required for its 


Two $500 scholarships 
for public high school 
graduates of Caddo Parish 
have been established at 

NSU by three daughters of 
Dorothy Adams McCalla of 

The three sisters. 
Captain Shreve High School 
principal Sandra McCalla, 
Dr. Charlotte Bennett of 
Fargo, ND, and Nelda 
Dennen of Haughton 
recently established the 
scholarships in honor of 
their mother's 70th 
birthday on July 31. 

Recipients must be 
undergraduate education 
majors with preference 
given to females pursuing 
degrees in mathematics, 
home economics, or 
elementary education. 
Details may be obtained 
from the NSU office of 
alumni affairs and 
placement in the Alumni 
■ ".' ")n College Avenue. 

Academic awards 

Natchitoches industries 
has donated $10,000 to 
NSU to be used to establish 
academic scholarships to 
attract quality students from 
Natchitoches Parish to 

A.J. Brouilette, 
president of the non-profit 
organization, and Bill Cross, 
treasurer, presented the 
donation recently to Dr. 
Robert Alost. 

Brouilette said the 
donation "was made to 
demonstrate the support 
that NSU has from the city 
and parish community. Dr. 
Alost has made some 
exciting and meaningful 
goals for the University, and 
we in the community want 
to be part of the 
revitalization of the 

of Blue Key National Honor 
fraternity will hold its first 
meeting' of the year on 
Tuesday . Dept. 2 in 240 
Student Union. The 
meeting will begin at 7 p.m. 

All Blue Key members 
should attend. According to 
Leonard Powell, president, 
several very important 
topics must be discussed, 
such as the selection of a 
new advisor. 

Blue Key members are 
asked to remember to lend 
their sen-ices during 
registration. If you have any 
questions. call Leonard 
Powell at 352-9184. 

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faculty, or staff may wish to 
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Moving day 

University administrators, including president Dr. Robert Alost and vice-president Dr. 
James Haley, help freshmen move into Rapides and Sabine residence halls on Sunday. 



Soon, we'll break 
ground on the finest 

fraternity house 
at Northwestern State 

Be a part of it! 


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continued from page 1 

was the creation of the 
Superintendant's Freshman 
Residential Scholarships, a 
pilot program that awarded 
$850 scholarships to 
incoming freshmen. 

Although initiated less 
than two months prior to 
the opening of dorms for 
the fall, response from 
prospective students was 
"very encouraging," said 
Alost. "A large number of 
students accepted the 
scholarships to attend 

In fact, as of mid- 
August, over 300 had been 
awarded, and the average 
ACT score of scholarship 
recipients was a 22.7, nearly 

8 points higher than NSU's 
15.1 average and higher 
than the state average of 16 
and the national average of 

■ "Although we started 
late with the program, we 
have had good response and 
both the students and their 
families are excited about 
the educational 
opportunities that these 
scholarships offer," said 
Georgia Beasley, 
Northwestern's newly- 
appointed director of 

Another major 
construction project begun 

recently is the complete 
renovation of the Warren 
Easton Elementary Lab 
School on Normal Hill, next 
to the columns. The $3.13 
million project will provide 
Easton with central air and 
heating, elevators, carpeting 
and tiled floors, and a new 
covered activity area. 

According to physical 
plant superintendant Loran 
Lindsey, NSU plans to 
improve street lighting on 
the west side of the campus, 
install new boilers at the 
power plant, replace the 
Kyser Hall air conditioning 
system, and equip all 
dormitories and academic 
buildings with smoke alarms 
and fire detectors. 

Not only in Natchitoches 
is progress being felt under 
the young Alost 


The NSU Nursing 
Education Center on Line 
Avenue in Shreveport 
opened last fall, and is being 
furnished this year with 
some $1,375 million in new 
furniture and equipment. 

At the NSU-Fort Polk 
campus in Leesville, two 
new academic buildings 
have been completed and 
will open for the first time 
this fall. The Fort Polk 
complex also includes the 
main administrative and 
classroom building, which 
has been renovated. 

Kappa Sigma 

continued from page 1 

disconnected for the 
summer, arson and 
spontaneous combustion are 
two possibilities. "We really 
don't know any more about 
the cause of the fire now 
than we did right after it 
happened," he said. 

He said that the chapter 
hopes to sell the Second 
Street property within a few 
weeks, prehaps to the 
Catholic Church across the 
street. "I'd hate to see our 
house torn down for a 
parking lot, but that's 
probably best for everyone 
concerned. The Church 
would get needed parking 
spaces, and we'll get a new 

Until the new house is 
complete. Kappa Sigma has 
two options. According to 
Ga: iiage, using the old Pi 
Kappa Phi house at the end 
of Greek Hill is one 
possibility, and Alost has 
offered the chapter a spot 
on campus for meetings and 
get-togethers. The chapter 
will decide soon which, if 
either, to accept. 

"It's been really tough 
the last few week's," said 
Ramsey, "but it really has 
brought us closer. Our 
attitude hasn't suffered any, 
and I'm very pleased with 
that." Ramsey also said that 
several other campus 
fraternities and sororities 
have been very helpful 
during the crisis. 

"One fraternity even 
offered to let us use their 
house now and then," he 
said. 'That was a super 
gesture on their part, and 
we really appreciate it. That 
spirit of cooperation shows 
what the Greek system is all 

"We're used to having a 
big house," he said, "but the 
house didn't make our 
fraternity what it is. Our 
guys did. We'll do fine this 
year, and we'll be stronger 
than ever when we move 
into our new place." 

"I'm looking for a great 
year, house or no house. 
We're going to continue 
doing everything we're use 
to doing," he said. 

"And we don't even have 
to clean house for rush this 
year, either," he added. 

AUGUST 26, 1984 

Vol. 75, No. 3 

NSU has a friend 
as new president 

While most of us were away this summer, 
lots of things happened on campus. For one 
thing, we got a new president. That in itself 
seemed to cause a chain reaction of changes... and 
for good reason. President Bobby Most is trying 
to get Northwestern back on the right track. 

And he's had impressive success, so far. 

There is a new and different kind of 
excitement swirling around on campus today. 
It's not the same old back to school blahs, but an 
eagerness to see just how things are going to 
work out. Whether we like or agree with all the 
changes that have been made, we are all getting 
used to them. And we will accept this change. 

Northwestern is a community in itself. As Dr. 
Alost has said many times, we are a "family." And 
like any family, there will always be problems to 
be solved and crisis after crisis to handle. But we 
can do it with the right leadership and if we all 
are willing to help. 

Students, faculty and administrators showed 
out in family style Sunday to help students move 
into the dorms. A better welcoming committee 
could not have been assembled for students 
coming to Northwestern for the first time. The 
sight of a university president packing luggage 
for incoming freshmen not only impressed 
students and parents, but showed just how Alost 
proposes to help Northwestern... by helping the 

The student remains the most important 
aspect of Northwestern, indeed of any university. 
Alost's actions have all been done with the 
student in mind. As he says, you must have a 
"satisfied customer." And we are the customers. 

The students of Northwestern could not 
possibly have a better friend than President 
Bobby Alost. 

Federal government 
blackmailing state 

Blackmail... that's what we are experiencing 
right now in Lousiana from the federal 

If the state legislature doesn't raise the 
drinking age to 21 we'll lose federal tax money 
for our roads. The governement argues that if 
we raised the drinking age to 21, we would 
reduce traffic fatalities. 

That makes sense... but think about this. If 
the drinking age were raised to 30, we'd reduce 
traffic fatalities. If the drinking age were raised 
to 65 we'd reduce traffic fatalities. Are we going 
to deny a 65 year-old man the right to get a beer 
after work? 

Of course lowering the number of accidents 
and deaths is a great idea. The increased 
enforcement of DWI laws has cracked down hard 
on drunk drivers, which is great. But the way of 
accomplishing fewer deaths on our highways 
cannot be bought. Or bargained for... 

If an 18 year-old can vote, he can drink. If 
he can go into the army, get married, fight for 
his country, go to college, he should be allowed 
to drink. 

And those who have already turned 18 should 
not have to worry that a right will be taken from 
them. After a person reaches the age of 18, if he 
has not matured enough to drink intelligently he 
never will. 

What the government is trying to do is 
wrong. Threatening the states with the 
reduction of funding for roads... something we 
desperately need. That's pure and simple 

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Not all alumni are the same 

A 'bag lady' and her NSU 

She sat alone on a bench 
under an old oak tree in the 
quadrangle, eyeing each and 
every movement of the 
thousands of students who 
passed her way, but didn't 
notice her. 

After all, Mary was just 
another of the many 'old" 
people who spend their 
days "doing nothing" on the 
LSU campus in Baton Rouge. 

And the busy students 
certainly didn't have the 
time to say "hi" or smile. 

Mary is old. She was a 
New Orleans public school 
teacher for many years, but 
has been retired since 
1970. She now lives in 
Baton Rouge, where her 
husband died several years 
ago. Although she has a 
state pension, a nice but 
modest home, and many 
neighbors, she is sad... and 

Sad because she sees 
the wonderful time today's 
LSU students are having and 
she reminisces to the 
happier days of her college 

Years spent right here 
at the Louisiana State 
Normal College... our 


And lonely because she 
failed to keep in touch with 
the many friends, teachers, 
and sorority sisters she met 
in Natchitoches during the 
three "happiest years of my 
life," said Mary. 

Mary's life hasn't been 
easy, by any means. She lost 
a son in Vietnam, and a 
daughter is handicapped. 
Her other three children 
are all successful, she said, 
be live "up North" where 
they can't seem to find the 
time to call Mom. 

The years have indeed 
been rough on her. So she 
spends her time on a 
college campus... trying to 
relive Louisiana Normal. 

Her eyes beamed when 
the word "Northwestern" is 
mentioned. She happily 
talked of the good times she 
had with the other girls in 
the dorm, of the challenging 
academic classes, and of the 
very first State Fair game, 
back in 1936. She said 
Tech won that one, too. 

Purple and white 
reigned supreme in North 
Louisiana, said Mary. The 

football and basketball 
Demons "almost never lost" 
and she added quite proudly 
that Normal students were 
quite serious about obtaining 
a quality education, 
regardless of how much 
their jobs might pay after 

She giggled about the 
boys who lived in the "new" 
football dorm (Caspari Hall) 
and admitted she could 
"talk your ears off about 
those good old days on 
Normal Hill. 

Some things never 
change, she said. She's 



kept up with Northwestern 
since graduation, and she 
should know. But as she's 
gotten older, many things 
have indeed changed. 

Her voice becomes 
somber when talking about 
how she's growing old and 
of the Northwestern of 

Orange is not a school 
color, she said adamantly. 
With eyesores like Kyser 
and Rapides, the campus is 
not nearly as pretty as it 
once was, and why, she 
demanded, has enrollment 
fallen off so much? Doesn't 
anyone love NSU anymore? 
And why don't the students 
of NSU lend a hand to help 
the University rebound? 

By this time, she was 
nearly crying. 
Northwestern has hit 
bottom, she concluded, 
explaining that NSU "was 
the best thing in her life," 
and she hated to see bad 
things happen to it. 

She was very depressed, 
but picked up again when 
Dr. Alost was mentioned. 
"Bobby Alost will turn 
Northwestern around," she 
said confidently. She 
added that Alost taught one 
of her children (two of 
whom attended NSU) many 
years ago. 

She prays for 
Northwestern's about-face, 
she said, and hopes that the 
University will once again be 

the pride of not only 
northwestern Louisiana, but 
of the entire state as well. 

But it will have to do it 
without her help. She has 
declined on several 
occasions to join the Baton 
Rouge chapter of the NSU 
Alumni Association. Her 
finances simply would not 
allow her to contribute 
money, and some "crazy old 
woman who sits every day at 
LSU" would hardly help 
Northwestern's cause, she 
said. And she won't do 
anything to harm NSU. 

What school would be 
proud to call her an alumni? 
After all, she's "just" a 
retired teacher. 

Northwestern would, 1 
answered. Unfortunately, 
after several minutes she 
remained unconvinced. 

The LSU Memorial Bell 
Tower rang 11:00 a.m. 
Time for my Economics 
class. I told her we'd talk 
again, maybe even at 
lunch... my treat. 

I didn't see her again 
until summer school finals, 
and this time I was like 
most other LSU students. I 
didn't have time to stop. 
Topped by a "Geaux Tigers" 
straw hat, she sat in the 
sun, smiling and telling 
everyone hello. She still 
got few replies, but she kept 

Maybe one day she'll 
realize that she is a 
wonderful person, and that 
her beloved university could 
definitely use her talent and 
enthusiasm. And I sincerely 
hope that Northwestern will 
have the same impact on me 
as it did on Mary. 

Except that I've learned 
from this one woman... a "bag 
lady" to some... not to let my 
college friends lose touch 
after graduation. 

Northwestern State 
University will grow and 
prosper under Dr. Alost. I 
firmly believe that. 

And I doubt anyone will 
be happier than Mary. 

John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism major from Baton 
Rouge who's glad to be 
"back home" after a summer 
session at LSU. 

Three ways to tell the end of summer is here 

There are three easy 
ways to tell when summer 

No, it's not the weather, 
because summer lingers in 
Louisiana until Christmas. 

It's not the end of barge 
rides and barbeques. It's 
not a much needed vacation, 
because that rarely comes. 

No, the three ways that 
signal the end of summer 
are very simple: people 
leave, people come back, 
and everything changes. 

Since high school 
graduation I've had the same 
problem... never a day oJ 

peace. And I shouldn't 
complain about it, because I 
might actually get left alone 
for a few days... heaven 


As soon as one crew 
leaves for the summer 
another one descends. 
Usually to stay. I could 
write for days about "What I 

Did During Summer 
Vacation" but everyday 
would look about the same. 

Rise at 8 a.m. (during 
summerschool), class, 
Current Sauce, All My 
Children at noon (in 
between 8-12 phone calls), 
back to work, more phone 
calls.. .etc. 

Every Sunday became 
like every other Sunday. 
Barge riding on Sibley Lake 
was just something that I 
expected to do every 
Sunday, and eventually took 
it for granted. My mother's 
Sunday routine revolved 

around mine... every Sunday 
she'd pray for rain. . . 

Her prayers were never 

The all-night counseling 
service that I run out of my 
home never closed. And the 
phone never stopped 
ringing. Well, one day it 
didn't ring and I noon I 
realized the ringer was 
turned off. Gee, I wonder 
how many calls I missed 
between six and twelve... 

I can't complain, 
because I really did have a 
great summer, thanks to a 
lew great friends... 

Many of whom have 

gone back to school or 
moved away... another signal 
to the end of summer. 

Of course, things at 
good old NSU provided the 
change part of this summer. 
We've seen more 

transformation around this 
place in the last few months 
than we've seen in five 
years... isn't it great? 

It was rather strange for 
a while, with people moving 








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AUGUST 26, 1986 

Vol. 75, No. 3 

What do you think about Louisiana 
not receiving federal highway funds 

because the state did not raise the 
drinking age to 21? 

me— mm 

Henri Wesley 

3-1, Recreation 

"I think it is just a way 
br the government to use 
ts power to make the state 
jo what it wants. I don't 
Irink, but if I'm old enough 
tp fight and die for my 
country I should be allowed 
tp drink. 

Linda K. Hatchett 

GR, Clinical Psychology- 
Little Rock, AR 

"I think the federal 
government is using the 
funding as leverage to raise 
the age. Louisiana should 
take the revenue received 
from those between 18 and 
20 to counter these losses." 


Darrell Miley 

4- 1 , Journalism 

"Louisiana should 
receive the money no 
matter what because these 
are two completely different 

Damian Montelaro 

2- 1 , Photography 
New Orleans 

"I think it should be left 
up to the state to decide the 
age and it is wrong for the 
government to blackmail 
the state." 

Nancy Celles 

2-1, Business Admin. 

"All in all, the 
government only wants us to 
raise the age for our own 
good. I think we really need 
it, and the state should 
make the compromise." 

John Paul Timberlake 

2-2, Zoology 

"It's good, because if a 
person is 18 they should be 
able to handle themselves 
and certain responsibilities. 
We still have the revenue 
coming in from the people 
buying liquor." 





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Parents protest 
busing orders 

About 70 irate parents 
and students marched down 
Highway 1 South Thursday 
afternoon to protest Judge 
Nauman Scott's decision to 
send children living south of 
Chaplin's Lake to schools in 
the southern part of the 

Currently attending 
Natchitoches schools, these 
children will be moved to 

schools in Cloutierville and 

Parents say they oppose 
the plan because they 
believe their children will 
be bused "unreasonable 
distances" to schools 
outside Natchitoches. 

Roberta Gamer, 
spokesperson, told School 
Board members "We pay 
taxes in Natchitoches, we 
live in Natchitoches, and we 
feel our children should be 
allowed to attend school in 

Scott's order prohibits 

student transfer without 
permission of the Court. 
Parents have responded by 
turning legal custody of 
their children over the 
friends and relatives 
residing in Natchitoches 
attendance zones. 

State parks 
may stay open 

State parks in 
Natchitoches Parish, closed 
as of Labor Day because of 

budget cuts, may stay open 
after all. 

The Parish Police Jury 
has authorized Office of 
Community Services 
director David Dollar to look 
into the possibility of having 
his office man the tourist 
sites. Dollar suggested that 
he look into the matter 
because of the impact 
tourism has in the 
Natchitoches area. 

He added that the Tour 
of Homes is coming up in 

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Vol. 75, No. 3 


"THE STRIP" - 1 

McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Farmer Browns 
Wendy's, Sonic, Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Mr. Gatti's, Domino's 


Expensive but worth it 


Good lunches. Try the famous Natchitoches meat pies 

Steaks at Bonanza, sandwiches and yogurt at the Deli 

Good food for about $8 per person. 
CATFISH INN - 6 (Natchez, LA) 

Buffet-style. For all-you-can-eater 

Natchitoches' only sit-down Mexican restaurant 

On the Strip - Chinese food - $4.95 buffet 

At Holiday Inn - $4.95 lunch buffet 

Across from the Student Body - for late-night munchies 



On the Bypass. The most popular student nightclub for college crowd 
THE N-ZONE - 28 

Live bands most nights. 
SASSY'S - 29 

In Holiday Inn - nice atmosphere and a good crowd 
THE COVE - 30 

Cocktail lounge at The Mariner - Happy Hour daily 

Country and Western music on the Bypass near Holiday Inn 

On Keyser past the hospital. Four screens. 

The only local bowling alley. On Highway 1 towards Shreveport. 



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Vol. 75, No. 3 

Largest band in school 
history set to take field 


Music's in the air as the 
largest "Spirit of 

forthwestern" marching 
land in school history 
jrepares to take the Tield 
lis year. 

"We will have more than 
\70 members in this year's 
jand, more than last year's 
(roup," said Bill Brent, 
irector of bands. "Many 
jutstanding new members 
jdll join what we consider 
one of the most exciting and 
entertaining bands in 

The 1986 Spirit is 
preparing for halftime 
lerfbrmances at all four 
Jorthwestern home games 
is well as road games on 
Oct. 4 when NSU travels to 
Monroe to face Northeast 
[xmisiana and Oct. 25 when 

the Demons battle Louisiana 
Tech in the annual State 
Fair game in Shreveport. 

In addition, the Spirit of 
Northwestern is tentatively 
scheduled to perform 
exhibitions for the Louisiana 
Music Educators 
Association's district 
marching festivals Oct. 21 in 
Winnfield and Nov. 4 in 

The band's section 
leaders, precussion 
members, and flag corps 
personnel have been on 
campus since Saturday. All 
other band members 
checked in by Monday. 

Afternoon and evening 
rehearsals begin Tuesday 
and continue through 

Spirit of Northwestern 
section leaders for 1986 
are: flutes, Tina Baccigalopi, 
Susan Collum, and Amanda 
Slay; clarinets, Kathy 

Latiolais and Susan Maloney; 
saxophones. Pat Divietro 
and Stephen Drye; 
trumpets, Ronald Johnnie, 
Tommy Moore, Robert 
Robin ette, and Erick Urena; 
and horns, Christine Coriel 
and Rabon Vercher. 

Also, trombones, Ken 
Campbell, Bryan Guillory, 
and James LaCombe; 
baritones, Greg Dupuy and 
Robby Freeman; 
sousaphones, Jeff Zeringue; 
percussion, Jack Bedell, 
Doug Dement, Andy 
Harrison, John Maynard, 
and George Thorn; and 
flags, Francie Hebert, Paula 
Lesson, and Suzie Nevels. 

Drum major is Dwayne 
Dupuy of Houma. 

Cindy McAbee of Fort 
Recovery, OH, returns as 
the band's featured twirler. 
Co-head twirlers are Janet 
McClaugherty and Kelly 

Sauce celebrating 75th year 


Staff Writer 

It's diamond jubilee 
time for the Current Sauce, 
which celebrates its 75th 
year of publication in 1986- 

Northwestern's student 
newspaper has 12 issues 
planned this fall, with 12 
more to follow in the spring. 

Of course, two or three 
editions are printed each 
summer, depending on the 
ength of the session. 

As always. Current Sjuice 
will strive to cover 
accurately newsworthy 
events ' and people at 

Northwestern. Student and 
staff input is appreciated. 

The Sauce is edited for 
the third year by senior 
journalism major John 
Ramsey of Baton Rouge. 
Managing editor for the 
second year is senior 
journalism major Craig 
Scott, of Natchitoches. 

Sports editor for the 
75th year of the Sauce is 
Doug Ireland, senior 
journalism major from 
Jonesboro. Ireland is a 
former Current Sauce 
editor. Junior 
journalism/education major 
Steve Horton of New Iberia 
will fill the position of news 

editor. It is his second year 
on staff, and he will also be 
in charge of all national 
advertising accounts.. 
Horton is also editor of the 
1987 Potpourri yearbook. 

Senior business major 
Rhonda Leydecker of 
Metairie Is business 
manager, and will handle 
most local advertising as 

In his first year as 
advisor of Current Sauce is 
associate professor of 
journalism Tom Whitehead. Back tO SChOOl 

Assisting him will be Northwestern students Dionetta Jones, Scott Davis, and Kim Slaton pose for a University 
student personnel graduate publicity shot in preparation for the opening of the fall semester. Enrollment at NSU is 
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"Northwestern is fortunate 
to acquire the talents of an 
individual with Dr. Thorn's 
extensive knowledge and 
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"He has a unique 
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commissioner; was public 
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been appointed to serve 

Northwestern as vice 
president of university 
affairs. Haley joins the 
University after six years as 
superintendent of schools 
from Beauregard Parish. He 
was assistant 
superintendent of schools 
for the Beauregard Parish 
School Board from 1976 to 
1980. "Dr. Haley's 

administrative skills and 
abilities have long been 
recognized, and those 
qualities will make him a 
valuable asset to the 
University," Alost said. 

In his position as vice 
president of university 
affairs, Haley will 

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admissions, student 
activities, university police, 
institutional research, 
computer center, fiscal 
affairs and physical plant 
planning, development and 

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president for external affairs 
since 1982, has been 
promoted to executive 
assistant to the president. 
"Only the two vice 
presidents and the 
executive assistant to the 
president will report 
directly to the president," 
Alost said. 

All undergraduate 
colleges were combined . 
under Dr. Edward Graham, 
dean of instruction, 
formerly dean of the College 
of Arts and Sciences. The 
positions of deans Dr.. Barry 
Smiley, Dr. Peggy Ledbetter, 
Dr. Frederick Gies and Dr. 
Bennie Barron were 

Dr. Mildred Bailey has 
been reappointed as dean of 
Graduate Studies and 
research and Dr. Roger Best 
will continue to serve as 
dean and provost of the 
University's Fort Polk 

"In keeping with efforts 
to curtail personnel costs 
and overstaffing at the 
University, the top level of 
administration has been 
significantly streamlined," 
continued Alost. 

All department heads 
were reselected and the 
number of departments was 
reduced from 21 to 19. 
Non-tenured faculty was 
reduced by 30 positions, 
and 7 tenured faculty 
members were asked to 
resign. The athletic budget 
was cut by $335,000 and 
the tennis and golf 
programs have been 

Alost said the the most 
profound change that has 
occurred at Northwestern 
has been in the people, 
although the physical facility 
has been improved. "We of 
course had to improve the 
looks of the campus. If 
things don't look right then 
people perceive that things 
are not right. But the 
biggest change has been in 
the people. 

There is no secret to 
good administration." he 
continued. "it's just good 
people. We are seeing some 
very exciting things because 
we have excited people." 

"Northwestern has got 
to become our school," Alost 
concluded. "We must make 
the students, faculty, 
administrators, everybody, 
feel that they have a vested 
interest in Northwestern 
State University. And we 
are beginning to see that." 


AUGUST 26, 1986 

Vol. 75, No. 3 



Southland's move breaks Gulf Star 

The tremors began in 
January, when Southeastern 
finalized its decision to drop 
football — a move which 
rocked the foundation of the 
Gulf Star Conference. 

Since then, there's been 
a whole lotta movin' and 
shakin' goin' on, and the 
effects had disasterous 
consequences for the three- 
year-old athletic league. 

The Gulf Star will 
apparently be nothing more 
than a bittersweet memory 
by this time next year. 
That's when GSC members 
Stephen F. Austin, Sam 
Houston State and 
Southwest Texas State will 
join the ranks of the 
Southland Conference. 
Northwestern will be on the 
outside, looking in, 
apparently relegated to 
independent status for the 
1987-88 athletic year. 

The loss of the Texas 
schools virtually assures the 
GSC's demise. There are no 
prospective replacements 
closer than Georgia, league 
officials admit. 

Northwestern, which 
long has coveted 

membership in the 
Southland Conference, was 
cast in the bridesmaid's role 
this summer as the SLC 
considered expansion. 

The magic number was 
six for Gulf Star and 
Southland members. That's 
because the NCAA will not 
issue automatic playoff 
berths in 1-AA football, 
men's and women's 
basketball or baseball to 
champions of conferences 
which have less than six 

The Gulf Star was 
formed by six institutions 
with one common goal - 
- that automatic berth into 
the 1-AA football playoff 
bracket. When Southeastern 
dropped football, the Gulf 
Star's chances for earning 
an automatic berth were 

Southeastern's decision 
followed on the heels of a 
smiliar move at Texas- 
Arlington, a charter 

member of the Southland. 
UTA's exodus left the 
Southland with just six 
members, facing the 
impending defection of 
Louisiana Tech to pursue 
major college football 

Wanting some 
insurance. Southland 
members considered 
expansion in a May meeting 
with the Gulf Star schools as 
obvious targets. 
Northwestern was the first 
candidate bandied about by 
the SLC presidents, but 
officials at McNeese, Lamar 
and North Texas reportedly 
were opposed to NSU. 
When it came time for a 
formal vote. Northwestern 
was not included in the 
expansion package 
comprised of the three 
Texas GSC members. 

That proposal didn't win 
support of Arkansas State or 
Louisiana Tech and failed to 
garner the five votes needed 
for approval. 

But less than a month 
later, Tech made its future 

plans crystal clear by hiring 
Paul Miller as its new 
athletic director. Miller 
came to Tech from the high- 
profile major college 
program at Missouri and 
quickly made clear that his 
Tech 'program was movlnl 

Faced with the 
withdrawal of Tech after the 
1986-87 athletic year, the 
other SLC schools decided 
to again consider expansion 
in early June. Again, the 
Southland excluded 
Northwestern from its 
package, apparently because 
of opposition from 
McNeese, Lamar and NTSU. 

This time, with 
Louisiana Tech not allowed a 
ballot, there was reportedly 
only one dissenting vote 
cast on the expansion 
package. The GSC's Texas 
members accepted the 
invitation to join a league 
which already offered 
members the NCAA title 
berths that were years away 
from reality for the GSC. 

Students take 
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Staff Writer 

Students returning to 
the campus this fall can 
expect a lot of changes. 
These changes range from 
administrative to living 
changes to Intramurals. 

Although the changes in 
Intramurals are not as 
drastic as in other areas, 
they are recognizable. 

The major change is in 
the makeup of the 
department. Intramurals 
will be run by students for 
students. The department 
will consist of three 
graduate assistants and a 
crew of student workers. 

Students participating 
in Intramurals this fall can 
expect to see a schedule 
similar to last year's with a 
few changes. Activities such 
as Rook, darts, and poker 
with a low participation rate 
have been dropped. New 
activities will be added 
i throughout the year. 

Intramurals also hopes 
; to increase the number and 
type of students 

participating and to offer 
activities for students who 
stay on campus during the 

A drive to get more 
students involved will take 
place throughout the year. 
Although all full-time 
students on the 

Natchitoches campus are 
assessed a $2 Intramural 
fee, not all students 
participate. Many students 
have the wrong idea the 
Intramurals is primarily for 
the Greek organizations. 

Intramurals. however, is 
open to all full-time 
students, faculty and staff. 
Teams can consist of 
recognized campus 
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friends or wings of the 
residence halls. 

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AUGUST 26, 1986 

Vol. 75, No. 3 

Questions remain as two-a-days end 


Sports Writer 

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> away 

With the season opener 
jgainst Arkansas State less 
than two weeks away, the 
)emon football team is in 
he midst of its last week of 
two-a-day practices with 
gome key questions still 


scrimmage at 
High School 
pleased head coach Sam 
Goodwin, whose review of 
(Urns confirmed his initial 
fcnpressions about the game- 
lype workout in front of 
some 200 fans. 

"We did some good 
things," he said. 

(Linebackers) Anthony 
Jackson and Sidney Thissel 
Showed up a lot on film, 
pete Ellis, who only had a 
few practices at tight end 
fast week, showed enough 
promise and it looks like 
he'll be able to contribute at 
that position. 

"If he continues to 
progress at his present rate, 
we'll be stronger at tight 
end than we were last year," 
Goodwin predicted. 

A rash of injuries at that 
position has the Demon 
poach concerned. Ellis, a 
redshirt freshman, was 
switched to the tight end 
slot last week from his old 
fullback slot. 

The fullback post is 
mother big question mark 
or NSU, which is planning 
p rely heavily on the option 
lunning . game in its 
iffensive scheme.. In 
Saturday's scrimmage, 
)emon runners netted just 
[65 yards and that bothered 
>ffensive coordinator 
Jonnie Cox. 

"Part of the problem was 
jhat (John) Stephens was 
jut (sidelined with pulled 
Itomach muscles)," Cox 
3aimed. "With him in there, 
ve can do a lot more." 

Cox and Goodwin are 

considering moving 
Stephens, an All-Louisiana 
tailback as a sophomore last 
year, to fullback on a 
parttime basis with 
speedster Al Edwards 
handling the tailback job. 

Another scenario bounced 
around the Demon camp has 
highly- regarded freshman 
Tracy Palmer from Many 
handling the fullback duties 
with Stephens staying at 

Field House Shuffle 


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Tip of the hat 

Head coach Sam Goodwin tips his hat to his Demon gridders as they prepare for next 
week's opener on the road at Arkansas State. 

The leading rusher in 
Saturday's contest was 
quarterback Rob Fabrizio, 
who had a net gain of 42 
yards. Tailback Kenneth 
DeWitt had 33 yards and 
Stephens, in for just six 
snaps, picked up 29 on two 
rushes and had a 15-yarder 
wiped out by penalty. 

Fabrizio hasn't conceded 
the starting quarterback 
slot to Rusty Slack, who was 
named No. 1 at the end of 
spring drills. Fabrizio 

completed all eight of his 
passes for 107 yards and a 
touchdown in Saturday's 
scrimmage in addition to 
his team-best rushing total. 

Slack, the untested 
sophomore from Springhill 
who is highly regarded by 
the NSU coaches, was just 6- 
for-13 passing for 122 yards 
and a touchdown. 

Jim Bob Taylor topped 
the Demon receivers with 
two catches, both for 

touchdowns. In all, a dozen 
Demons accounted for 21 
receptions in the workout. 

Jackson and Thissel 
were the ringleaders for a 
defensive surge which had 
coordinator John Thompson 
upbeat after his review of 

"Our tackling wasn't as 
poor as I thought it was 
immediately after the 
scrimmage on Saturday," he 
said. "Actually, it turned out 

to be the best preseason 
scrimmage in the time I've 
been here. We swarmed to 
the ball well. We still have 
work to do, but we're 
headed in the right 

The Demons, whose 
first home game is Sept. 20 
against Delta State, will 
conclude two-a-day 
workouts Friday with the 
final preseason scrimmage 
set Saturday morning in 

Turpin Stadium. 

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Five positions eliminated in athletic department 


Sports Editor 

Some familiar faces 
from the Northwestern 
athletic department are in 
different places this fall 
with a wide range of 
personnel shifts stemming 
from the sweeping 
reorganization by new 
University president Dr. 
Bobby Alost. 

Five positions in the 
athletic program were 
eliminated as part of a plan 
to cut spending in athletics 
by more than $300,000. 
Most of the vacancies were 
filled by holdover staff 

Axed from the athletic 
staff were one football 
assistant coach, the 
softball /volleyball coaching 
post, the equipment 
manager's job, the business 
manager for athletics and 
one assistant men's 
basketball coach. 
Additionally, the coaching 
posts for men's tennis and 
golf were eliminated when 
Alost decided to drop those 
sports in late June. 

James Meadors, a three- 
year member of the football 
coaching staff as receivers 
coach, was dropped from 
the staff. He was rehired by 
the University in the 
student services 
department last month. 

Linda Jones, who had 
coached softball and 

volleyball for two years, did 
not have her contract 
renewed. Filling the 
volleyball post will be 
women's athletic 
coordinator Pat Pierson 
while assistant women's 
basketball coach James 
Smith will return to the 
softball coaching duties he 
relinquished two years ago. 

John Fleckenstein, who 
served in the position of 
equipment manager since 
1983, also lost his job when 
that post was eliminated. 
His work load will fall to 
graduate and student 

Nan Holmes, a longtime 
member of the athletic staff 
who had been business 
manager for the program 
during the last three years, 
was dropped from the staff 
but later rehired in another 
capacity. Holmes will serve 
as the manager of Prather 
Coliseum, is in charge of 
athletic plant maintenance 
and will work as basketball 

Her former duties, 
which included promotions, 
handling athletic finances 
and managing ticket sales, 
will be handled on a 
temporary basis by 
department intern John 

Assistant men's 
basketball coach Melvin 
Russell resigned at the end 
of the spring semester and 
his job will not be filled, 
Alost said. 

Also leaving the athletic 
department was veteran 
baseball coach Herbie 
Smith, who was reassigned 
to teaching duties in the 
department of health and 
physical education by Alost. 
Smith compiled a record of 
317 wins, 508 losses and 
two ties in 18 seasons as 
head coach and also served 
until 1982 as an assistant 
football coach. 

Taking over Smith's 
baseball duties was Johnnie 
Emmons, who had built a 
powerhouse men's tennis 
program over the past 
decade until that sport was 
dropped in June. 

Emmons, 57, is one of 
the alltime standouts in 
Demon baseball history and 
still holds the school's 
single-season record for 
hitting with a remarkable 
.458 batting average in 
1952. He played minor 
league baseball and coached 
the sport at the high school 
level before joining the 
Demon football coaching 
staff in 1969. 

Emmons, who also 
coordinates the Graduate N 
Club for athletic alumni, is 
excited about his new post. 

"I'm very excited about 
this opportunity. It's 
important first of all to 
complement coach Smith. 
Anytime you win over 300 
games, you've made quite an 
accomplishment," Emmons 

In announcing the 

appointment, Alost said 
Emmons "has demonstrated 
over a long period of years 
that he can develop winning 
athletic programs. I am 
confident that the success 
which he has always enjoyed 
as a coach will soon be 
reflected in Northwest ern's 
baseball program. We are 
fortunate to have an 
individual with his 
expertise, skills and 
capabilities on our athletic 

Although Emmons, who 
took over the baseball job in 
late July, was handicapped 
in recruiting by getting a 
late start, he was given one 
advantage. University 
officials have cleared the 
way for installation of 
artificial turf on the baseball 
field, giving NSU the stale's 
only outdoor synthetic turf 

One new position was 
added to the athletic staff. 
The post of athletic 
fundraiser, funded wholly by 
Booster Club donations, was 
filled by 29-year-old Greg 
Burke, who served as an 
intern in the athletic 
department last year. 

Burke will coordinate all 
fundraising for the athletic 
program and is the 
executive director of the 
Booster Club. He was picked 
by a Booster Club committee 
headed by president Lane 
Miller with the approval of 
athletic director Tynes 



continued from page 4 

out, moving in or just plain 
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And things at the 
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Advisor Peter Minder 
was terminated leaving us 
all to the clutches of Tom 
Whitehad (who will make a 

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graduate assistant Jim 

Because of high costs 
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As summer ends and life 
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set to battle 
Arkansas State 


b rts Editor 

Stung by the frustrations 
last year's 3-8 season, 
on football coach Sam 
win hasn't been reluctant 
make major changes in his 
i while preparing for the 

Goodwin's gambles 
ude moving three of his six 
rning honorable mention 
America players to new 
tions; adopting a new 
nsive scheme; and putting 
e than the usual emphasis 
the importance of winning 
rday's season opening 
e at Arkansas State. 
"I don't think there's any 
ibt that we have to get off to 
od start," said Goodwin. "If 
win our first couple of 
es, you're going to see an 

tanding football team, 
t now, the team believes 
hat they've done as far as 
aring for the season is 
cerned, but they have to see 
e results. 

'When they do, I feel 
il believe in themselves 
re and that could set us off 
good year," said the NSU 
coach, entering his fourth 
m here with an overall 
rd of 14 wins and 19 losses. 
The first step in 
dwin's master plan is a 
gh one. Arkansas State is 
defending Southland 
erence champion and has 
hed the national Division 
I playoffs each of the last 
years. The Indians are 1-0 
season after whipping 
thern Illinois 22-7 last 

Last year, ASU was picked 
win the national 
mpionship but had to hold 
a late Demon rally to claim 
2-10 win in the season debut 


page 6 

LA School begins 
fourth year today 

craig scon 

Managing Editor 

Checking them out 

Senior football player David Colson checks out the 1986 Demon football media guide, looking 
for information on the Indians of Arkansas State University, NSU's first opponent. After 
Saturday's clash in Jonesboro, the Demons travel to Lake Charles to face McNeese, and then return 
home to face the Statesmen of Delta State University. 

The Louisiana School for 
Math, Science and the Arts 
opened its doors today to over 
400 junior and senior high 
school students who were 
selected to study at the 
innovative School. 

"So far, things have been 
smooth," said Linda Tabor, 
external affairs coordinator for 
the School. "Each year we find 
that our new junior classes are 
super. These are very talented 
young people. They are all 
very capable." 

The Louisiana School 
begins its fourth year under the 
direction of Dr. Dick Brown. 
Northwestern President Dr. 
Robert Alost was instrumental 
in the establishment of the 
School, which is designed for 
students who show 

outstanding academic promise, 
and served for three years as 

Students applying for the 
Louisiana School must go 
through a long application 
period where they are 
interviewed, evaluated and 
asked to visit the School. "It is 
a very selective process," Tabor 

"Each year I think we get a 
little stronger, a little more 
solid. This year, these new 
juniors are showing more 
enthusiasm than I've ever 
seen. It's very exciting. 

"We are beginning this 
year with about 420 students. 
Our beginning juniors start 
with a load of seven classes 
and then make adjustments. 
Our seniors carry very heavy 


Tabor pointed out that the 
average grade point average of 
the incoming class is 3.7. The 


the incoming class 
average SAT score 
incoming Louisic 
students is 550, with 
nationwide average at 500 

'This shows you about 
where we stand,"' she said. 
"Our juniors arc scoring 
higher than most college- 
bound high school seniors." 

"Our students tend to be 
multi-talented," Tabor 
continued. 'They all show a 
lot of different interests in 
varied areas. Those who are 
strong in the arts are also very 
strong academically. All of 
our programs are college- 
preparatory, so all of our 
students must be strong 

The Louisiana School has 
had two classes graduate, each 
of which has students who 
have gone to attend such 
schools as MIT, Princeton, 
Harvard and Yale. "Most of 
our students choose to go to 
college in-state, but those who 
go out-of-state have enrolled 
in impressive schools," she 

According to Tabor, the 
first two graduating classes 
have received a total of $5.5 
million in scholarships and 

Caddo Hall, once a 
residential dormitory for 
Northwestern State University 
students, is presently being 
renovated to house female 
Louisiana School students, 
Tabor said. "We are waiting 
now for 
furniture, but it should be 
ready by mid-September. Right 
now, our girls are living in 
Bossier Hall, and the boys are 
in Prudhommc Hall." 

Another former 
Northwestern building is now 
being utilized by the Louisiana 
School for office space. Dr. 
Alost has given the School 
permission to use The Basic 
Studies Building, or the old 
Trade School. 

"We are very excited about 
working closely with 
Northwestern," Tabor 
concluded. "I am happy that 
we have the opportunity to 
support Northwestern and I'm 
sure there are many things that 
we can share." 

Man with the p lan 

President Alost talks about Northwestern, its students , and its future 



Dr. Robert Alost took over 
president in June, and in 
ee short months has made 
haps more headlines than 
'other NSU president. 
I On Monday, Alost talked 
out the University, its 
Idcnts, and its future. 

What do you plan 
larding recruiting and 

We've picked up people 
th school expertise. They've 
rked with high schools 
fore. By October 20, every 
;h school in a 27-parish area 
" be visited by a 
Tthwestern "team" 
listing of students, 
ulty/staff, and local 
"'idents. We'll then go back 
mid-November or so and 
»t each of those schools' 
'dents and their parents. 
I'm personnally going to 


for Demon athletics? How 
about a new conference or 
NSU's bid for the Southland? 

We've got to cut athletic 
spending. We simply cannot 
spend so much of our budget 
on sports. Much of what we 
must do will be dictated by the 
Board of Regents or the Board 
of Trustees. This is 

not a new thing, though. Back 
in the '50's the same problems 
were felt by state schools, but 
Tech, Northeast, and the 
others got bigger than we did. 

standpoint as well as a 
financial standpoint. We're 
view it from the total 
University perspective. 

To put it simply, we've got 
to better utilize our resources. 
Our academic budget must go 

It's a moot point. Caldwell 
will not be rebuilt. The state 
had already decided NSU had 
too many buildings, and had 
taken back the $4 million 
allotted for Caldwell for the 
general fund. The day after I 
became president, though, I 
met with the Governor and 
several legislators and we 
secured the money for 
dormitory and dining hall 

How do you plan to 



Perintendants, and NSU will 
^inue to Superintendant's 
^•dential Scholarship • for 
^hmen. Hopefully, too, we 
11 work with the University's 
dget and create more work 
on campus for our 

Our biggest resources are 
r students. If things are 
N they should be, students 
'I go home and say "hey, 
c 'ting things are happening 
Northwestern." We will get 
'Igs happening "like they 
°uld be." 

What does the future hold 

etc. We've got fine teachers, 
and we've got to share our 

Soon NSU will have spots 
on the radio, ads in 
newspapers, and we'll 
with media personnel. 
University will push its good 


The lack ot an interstate 
has hurt our bids for a 
conference, and I feel 1-49 will 
definitely help. But we won't 
join any conference or do 
anything without looking at 
each move from a conference 

up. Student services must go 
up, and faculty salaries must be 

What is the situation with 
the rebuilding of Caldwell 

improve the University's 
image, especially in the media? 

We'll recruit some money, 
and implement some pretty 
exciting things, like better 
speakers, artists-in-residence, 

Will there be any more 
firings or layoffs of staff or 

There may be a few more, 
based on enrollment and 
program reductions we've 
made. Because of our situation 
of financial exigency, we can 
reduce our payroll. That's 
what exigency is all about. We 
had gotten locked in to too 
many people on the staff. 
When that happens, you can't 
function like a university. 

We're probably still a little 
bit overstaffed in some areas, 
but we've made huge strides 
towards bringing expenses in 
line. And because of some of 
things we've had to do, 
hopefully we'll soon be able to 
give raises to our faculty. 

Does NSU, or any other 
college for that matter, have a 
chance to gain any capital 
outlay money in the next 
couple of years? How will 
NSU's budget for 1986-87 relate 
to previous years? 

Although the state budget 
is in bad shape, th^rr- 
will be capital outlay. NSU has 
asked for new computer 
hardware, instructional 
equipment, and a new 
Recreation and Intramural 
Building, among others. 

We can't predict the 
budget for next year. As a 
matter of fact, there may be 
another budget cut in January 
on this year's budget. Oil 
prices were estimated at $17 a 
barrel when the budget was 
made, but prices are now 
around $15 a barrel. It needs to 
go up to above $17 for a few 
months so it will balance out. 

Hopefully it will, so some 
of the money we've saved can 
be used for things we need it 

Explain your position on 
beer and alcohol and their 
relationship with the 
University. For example, in 
promotion of events, 
consumption on campus, etc. 

Northwestern's alcohol 
policy hasn't changed, but I 
question the advertisement 
of beer on campus. I feel it's an 
error on our part as a public 

When you advertise 
alcohol or beer and then turn 
around and have a alcohol and 
drug abuse program, you're 
talking out of both sides of 
your mouth. 

Is the LSU transfer 
question dead, or do you see 
this matter coming around 
again, as suggested in the 
consultants report? 

It's probably dead. 
Although the entire transfer 
matter was threatening, even 
jeapordizirig, for the 

see ALOST 

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SEPTEMBER 2. 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 4 

Rush week ends, Greeks announce fall pledges 

Rush week is history for 
NSU's Panhellenic sororities 
and formal rush fraternities, 
and for most groups it proved 

On the sorority side, Phi 
Mu pledged 27 women, Sigma 
Kappa added 15, and Sigma 
Sigma Sigma pledged 27. 

Quota, or the maximum 
number each sorority could 
pledge, was reached by both Phi 
Mu and Tri-Sigma. 

Fraternities pledged 73 
men on Friday and Monday. 
Kappa Alpha welcomed 16 
men, Kappa Sigma pledged 23, 
Sigma Tau Gamma picked up 
17, Tau Kappa Epsilon added 9, 
and Theta Chi pledged 8. 

Most fraternities were 
affected by the Friday pledging 
time, said Steve Horton, IFC 
rush vice-president, and also 
pledged men Monday night. 
Horton said Friday was a bad 
day since many prospective 
pledges left Natchitoches for 
the weekend, and he hoped 
IFC would change it in the 

An incomplete list of men 
and women reported pledged 
to a fraternity or sorority as of 
Monday night includes: 

Kappa Alpha pledged Eric 
Bushnell, Buzzy Crenshaw, 
Johnny Culver, George 
Donaldson, Andrew Ellerd, 
Phillip Gibbs, Russell Harris, 
Robert Happaugh, Patrick 

McPhearson, Rangi Lim, Don 
Pearce, Michael Smith, John 
Walsh, Patrick Watts, Brian 
White and David Wolfe. 

Kappa Sigma pledges are 
Jason Aldredge, Darryl 
Andrews, Warren Ber, Brian 
Cook, David Diana, Danny 
Gallien, Jesse Griffith, Todd 
Hall, Alan Howell, Todd 
Keenan, Shane LeLeux, Greg 
Lewis, Darren McCauslin, 
Brian Meaux, Doug Owens, 
Bryan Parker, Myles Parker, 
Todd Poynter, Jeff Richard, Joe 
Robertson, John St. Andria, 
Craig Scott, Dean Strickland, 
and Brent Walker. 

Phi Mu added Rhonda 
Arthur, Tina Burleigh, Kelly 
Dawson, Dayna Dooley, 
Lynne Dyson, Kara Franden, 
Tanya Freeman, Mclinda 
Guay, Ramona Hiestand, 
Kris tine Kennedy, Lori 
Lindsey, Hilary McCall, Laura 
McClelland, Lee Mclntyre, Pam 
Perkins, Victoria Petra, Cindy 
Reid, Kim Reed, Julie Rhymes, 
Susanne Robinson, Charlotte 
Rutter, Brandy Schwind, Mary 
Verzwyvelt, Tammy Weaver, 
Jill Williams, Kim Williams 
and Wendy Wiggins. 

New to Sigma Kappa are 
Denise Altenburger, Lanette 
Brossett, Kathy Burns, Missy 
Cathey, Robin Giuntini, Kelly 
Kyles, Lisa LaCour, Mary 
Miller, Becky Newman, Donna 
Roberts, Kelly Robertson, 
Jackie Strickland, Marsha 

Smart, Cheryl Smith and 
Mechelle Smith. 

Women who pledged 
Sigma Sigma Sigma include 
Rhonda Angely, Teresa Cloud, 
Christi Cloutier, Kelly 
Daughtery, Kim Deen, Karen 

DeWeese, Jodie Gay, Kirsten 
Gernhauser, Gretchen Giering, 
Gay Lynn Gilcrease, Felicia 
Hardy, Michelle Kulakowski, 
Laurie LeBlanc, Lisa Lofton, 
Sassy Lowery, Shelly 
McBroom, Melee McClendon, 
Lori Martin, Dawn Pardue, 
Melissa Peck, Sandra Pcrret, 
Kellie ShotwelL Kelly 
Simmons, Amy Smith, 
Meredith Turk, Leah Vienne 
and Wendie Weaver. 

Sigma Tau Gamma picked 
up Steve Chandler, Kevin 
Gauthier, Daniel Bissell, Greg 
Burkhead, Dan Forrest, Russell 
Dangelisen, Bobby Fletcher, 
Scott Goins, Doug Moberly, 
Ethan Flynn, James Rhea, Rex 
Piatt, Greg McClain, James 
Trammell Dustion Vinson, 
John Rees, Jay Cloud. 

Theta Chi pledged Van 
Bush, Donald Gros, David 
Piland, John Hardwick, Jason 
Thurman, Dan Ellis, Raymond 
Miller and Darrell Kirkland. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon had 

not submitted a pledge list by 

press time. 

The rush of things 

Sigma Kappa sorority members go over rush plans prior to last week's theme parties. 
According to Robin Gunter (left), Sigma Kappa had a very successful rush. Sigma Kappa, Phi Mu 
and Sigma Sigma Sigma pledged a total of 69 women. 


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(Behind McDonalds) 

Station has new sound, says manager 

KNWD plans pizza parties, 'Rocky Horror' for fall 


Managing Editor 

Give-aways, pizza parties 
and The Rocky Horror Picture 
Show are just a few of the new 

things planned for KNWD- Friday there will be a winner 

FM, according to Lynn Estes, who can invite four friends to 

station manager. enjoy all of the pizza and 

"We are going to sponsor a drinks they want. It's going to 

pizza party along with Mr. be a lot of fun and soon we will 

Gatti's Pizza," he said. "Each be offering music videos for 








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KNWD will also be givinj 
out passes to the Parkwa) 
Cinema every week 
September 17 will be KNWt 
Night at the Parkway Cinei 
Estes continued. 

On that night cveryo 
can get in for $1 if they listen 
KNWD. "We hope that oif 
listeners will take advantaf 
the promotions we ha* 
planned," the station manage 
said. "If we have go* 
participation, KNWD will b 
able to offer more of these grC 
deals in the future." 

Halloween will bring of 
of KNWD's "biggest parties 
with a live broadcast of ^ 
Haunted House sponsored & 
the Northwestern Demo 1 
Band. At midnight, The Ro& ■ 
Horror Picture Show will ' 
presented by the station, alo n 
with the Student Activity 

This Wednesday evcnii^ 
from 5 to 6, President Rob$ 
Alost will be a special on-*? 
guest at KNWD. "We will ^ 
discussing some intercsti|| 
things with him," Estes sa''" 
"Sometime during 
interview, we will give aW a )J 
our first pizza party to one <• 
our listeners. Also, just af' c ! 
the interview, we will unvC". 
KNWD's new logo in front °' 
our studio." 

Estes concluded by sayi^ 
that KNWD will hold it's fii 
meeting Wednesday at 6^ 
Anyone interested in being L 
disc jockey, working in news 
sports, or any other area ^ 
welcome to come. ^ 
experience is necessary. 

"We want everyone 
take part in the 'new' KNWP- 
Estes said. 


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SEPTEMBER 2, 1986 
Vol. 75. No. 4 



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i Mu 

(Lesley Foundation 

The Wesley Foundation is 
w offering a Counseling 
treach Program for students 
flth personal or academic 

I jfoblems. The Outreach 
;enter is located in the Wesley 
foundation building. 

Regular weekly activities 

I I the Wesley Foundation 
pclude Sandwich Supper and 

, weekend catch-up time, 
ti undays at 5 p.m. and 
j. immunity Workshop 
I jrvices, beginning Sunday, 
Ippt. 21, at 7 p.m. On Mondays 
I t 7 p.m., "Movies, Movies, 
I jovies" will be presented at 
-r o charge. A 50 cent luncheon 
nd program will be presented 
I rom 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 
t uesdays, and Wednesday will 
I c Recreation Night, beginning 
I t 6 p.m. More events and 
■ ctivities will take place during 
ie semester. 

All students are welcome 
become a part of Wesley, 
br more information call 352- 
888 or go by 520 College 
ivcnue and visit Ryan 
lorton, director, or Mickie 
'ownsend, associate director. 

Vatson Library 

NSU's Watson Library 
taff would like to offers a great 
ig "welcome" to NSU and 
ouisiana School students, 
iculty and staff. William 
luchanan, director of libraries, 
| i looking forward to working 
nth all who use the library to 
talize a great academic year. 

A new Circulation System 
as been installed in Watson 
ibrary to enhance service, 
iccording to Buchanan, the 
heck-out procedure is much 

ister and the system allows for 
enewals. If items are needed 
i>r longer than the normal 
hree-week circulation period, 
imply bring the library 

States and Canada. 

For the third year, visitors 
will have the choice of three 
distinct tours— the Town Tour 
in the Natchitoches Hisoric 
Landmark District and the 
Cane River Country Tour on 
Saturday and Sunday from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and the 
Candlelight Tour through the 
Natchitoches Historic District 
Saturday evening from 7 to 10 

For advance tickets or 
additional information on the 
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage 
call 352-8072 or 252-4411, or 
write APHN, PO Box 2248, 
Natchitoches, 71457. 


One position is open on 

naterials in for renewal, on or 
efore the due date, for an 
dditional three weeks. Fines 
iced never be charged if this 
irocedure is followed. 

The only requirement for 
ISU affiliates to borrow 
naterials from Watson Library 
I i a magnetic stripe ID card that 
ientifies the user to 
irculation desk attendants and 
ctivates the Circulation 
rogram. If you do not have 
kch an ID, you should contact 
>e Office of Student Services, 
1)1 Student Union, or call 357- 

bur of Homes 

The 32nd annual 
iatchitoches Fall Tour of 
tomes will be presented 
aturday and Sunday, Oct. 11- 
2, by the Association for the 
reservation of Historic 

The two-day Natchitoches 
; all Pilgrimage is expected to 
ttract more than 5,000 visitors 
rom throughout the United 

the NSU Cheerleading squad 
for a female student. 

Tryouts will be Monday, 
Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. 
Applications can be obtained 
from the cheerleader sponsor 
in 305 Student Union. The 
deadline for applying is Friday, 
Sept. 5 at 12 noon. 

To qualify, you must be a 
female with a 2.0 GPA, 
enrolled as a full-rime student. 

College Success 

The College Success 
Program is sponsoring free 
tutoring for all NSU students. 
The Learning Skills Lab is 
located in Room 243 of Kyser 
Hall and is open Monday 
through Friday. 

For more information call 
357-5901 or come by the 
University Counseling Center, 
Room 104 Kyser Hall. 

Vet Tech 

Full accreditation has been 
awarded to the Northwestern 
Veterinary Technology 
Program, announced by the 
Committee on Animal 
Technicians Activity and 
Training of the American 
Veterinary Medical 

The announcement 
concluded a six year process 
involving the awarding of 
probational accreditation in the 
spring of 1981 with yearly 
reaccreditation by the AVMA, 
and concluded with a 
revisiting and evaluation by 
the CATAT four man team in 
February of this year. 
Northwestern's Veterinary 
Technology Program was 
coordinated by veterinarians 
Dr. George Younger and Dr. 
Melanie Moore. 

The Northwestern 
program becomes only the 
52nd fully accredited program 
in the United States and the 
only accredited program in 


Louisiana and Mississippi. 
The program serves students 
from Alaska to Florida and all 
corners of Louisiana. 

"The future looks bright 
for veterinary technicians in 
Louisiana, according to Dr. 
Younger. "There are 8 to 10 job 
offers for every graduate in 
Louisiana alone and salaries 
rank above the national 

"Thanks to the 
cooperation of the 

Natchitoches Animal Shelter 
and the people of 
Natchitoches, students are able 
to obtain practical work 
experience that enables them 
to move into any zoo, 
laboratory or practice situation 
and make an immediate 
contribution," he concluded. 

Department heads 

As a part of NSU president 
Dr. Robert Alosfs plans for the 
University, the number of 
department heads has been 
reduced by two to help 
streamline the University's 
administrative structure. 

To accomplish the staff 
reduction, Alost combined the 
Department of Music and the 
Department of Theatre, Dance 
and Speech Communications 
to form the new Department of 
Music and Theatre Arts. In the 
College of Nursing, Alost 
created the Department of 
Undergraduate Studies by 
merging the associate degree 
and baccalaureate degree 

Of the 19 academic 
department chairmen 
appointed by Alost, six are new 
in administrative positions, 
but have had previous 
teaching experience at 
Northwestern: Thirteen were 
reappointed as department 

The new department 
heads are William Brent, 
Department of Music and 
Theatre Arts; Dr. Thomas 
Griffith, Department of 
Chemistry, Physics and 
Geology; Dr. Walter 

Creighton, Department of 
Accounting and Computer 
Information Systems; Dr. Sam 
Misuraca, Department of 
Agriculture and Animal 
Sciences; Rivers Murphy, 
Department of Arts, and Dr. 
Maxine Johnson, Department 
of Undergraduate Studies in 

Reappointed as academic 
department heads were Dr. 
Thomas Burns, Department of 
Biology and Microbiology; Dr. 

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It's the perfect time. 

You Ye a freshman, right? And you want 
to make college a real learning experience? 
Well . ROTC can add a valuable 
dimension to your college education. A 
dimension of leadership and manage- 
ment training. And that'll make your 
degree worth more. 

ROTC offers scholarship and 
financial opportunities, too. 

Plus, the opportunity to graduate 
with a commission and 
begin your future as an 

For more informa- 
tion, contact your 
Professor of Military 


call 357-5156 

or visit the 
Military Science Dept. 
in Noe HaU 

Eugene Williams, Business; 
Dr. Dan Carr, Education; Dr. 
Gordon Coker, Health, Physical 
Education and Recreation; Dr. 
Maxine Taylor, History, Social 
Sciences and Social Work; Dr. 
Virginia Crossno, Home 
Economics; Dr. Hurst Hall, 
Human Services; Dr. Bill 
Shaw, Industrial Technology; 
Dr. James Bartholomew, 
Language Arts; Dr. Austin 
Temple. Mathematics; Dr. 
Patricia Moxley, Graduate 
Studies in Nursing; Dr. 
Donald Gates, Psychology, and 
Lt. Col. Alfred Villavaso, 
Military Science. 


This year PFM is 
introducing a computer I.D. 
Meal Card system. The new 
plan will help alleviate some 
of the problems as far as stolen 
meal tickets and tickets being 

"I anticipate that it will be 
a positive change," said Linda 
Nichols, manager of the 
Student Union cafeteria. "We 
are hoping that the new system 
will speed up lines." 

There will be four plans 
offered under the new system. 
The 20 Meal Plan or 7 day is for 
the student who will be eating 
most of their meals on 
campus. This plan allows you 
to unlimited seconds, with the 
exception of steak night. 

The 15 Meal Plan or 5 day 
is for the student who does not 
plan to eat on campus 

during the weekend. This plan 
also allows the student to 
unlimited seconds. Both the 
15 and 20 Meal Plan are good 
only in Iberville Dining Hall. 

Variable A and B Meal 
Tickets are cash value cards 
that allow the student to eat 
anywhere on campus. The 
Variable B is for seniors, 
graduate students, and 
commuters only. 

Both Variable "A" and "B" 
will be set up on the computer 
in amounts purchased and will 
show a decreasing balance after 
each transaction. Variable 
meal tickets are transferable 
from one student to another 
for a fee of $25. This fee can be 
deducted from either parties 

If a meal ticket is lost or 
stolen, report it immediately to 
the PFM office in the Union. 
The ticket can be replaced for 
a fee of $10. 

Meal hours at Iberville 
Dining Hall: Monday thru 
Saturday, breakfast - 7:00 - 

8:30; continental breakfast - 
8:30 - 9:00; lunch - 11:00 - 1:15; 
dinner - 4:00 - 6:30. 

Sunday: brunch - 11:15 - 
1KX), dinner -4:30 -6:00 

Hours at the Student 
Union's "Union Junction 
cafeteria" on Monday thru 
Friday are 7:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.. 
The Union cafeteria is closed 
on weekends. 

seek one 
more female 

The football cheerleaders 
are currently seeking another 
female for the 1986 squad. 

One spot is open on the 
squad due to an injury of 
cheerleader Kay Lane. 

Tryouts will be held on 
Monday, September 8, at 2:30 
p.m. To be eligible, students 
must be full-time students and 
have a 2.0 grade point average. 

Applications to try out must 
be obtained by 12 p.m. (noon) 
on Friday. They can be picked 
up from Dan Seymour, 
director of career planning and 
placement and cheerleader 
advisor, in Union 305. 


Muddy Waters 

A biologist within the 
Louisiana Department of 
Wildlife and Fisheries has told 
Waterworks District No. One 
Commissioners that muddy 
water conditions on Sibley 
Lake are responsible for 
declines in the lake's fish 
population. He suggested that 
the body begin a study to 
determine when and where 
the turbid conditions began. 

Drug Busts 

Nine Natchitoches Parish 
residents were arrested on 
various drug charges Thursday 
evening by Natchitoches 
Parish Sheriffs deputies in 
Operation Eagle Eye No. 2. 

Also arrested were three 
Texas residents. They were 
arrested Thursday afternoon at 
a Natchitoches motel on drug 
charges and suspected narcotics 
were confiscated, according to 
Sheriff Norm Hctcher. 

Student Activities Board 
seeking an image change 


Staff Writer 

• "Along with the 'new 
NSU," the Student Activities 
Board is also looking toward a 
new image for student events 
and activities," according to 
Scott Davis, public relations 
and advertising executive for 
the SAB. "Students can expect 
to see more events scheduled 

Health Club 

NSU Students- 
Join now with 

this advertisement 

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facilities and 
shop. ..juice bar.. .guest 
privileges... expert 

over the weekend this year." 

The SAB started the year 
"with a bang" by sponsoring a 
"Drive-In Movie" and the 
Howdy Dance with the band 
Innovation, tie continued. 

In addition to regularly 
scheduled entertainers and 
events, the SAB will again be 
sponsoring "Blow-Outs" full of 
door prizes, refreshments and 
entertainment. The Board 
wil,l along with the 
Intramurals Office, sponsor 
various events on Fridays 
before home football games. 
During the weeks before the 
Homecoming and State Fair 
games, the SAB will host many 
more events. 

Scheduled videos will run 
Monday through Friday in the 
Student Union Addition. 
Movies will run at 9 a.m. , and 
3 and 7 p.m. This week's 
movie is The Spy Who Loved 

The Student Activities 
Board will be hosting several 
"Hurry Parties" during the 
next few weeks in various 
locations. Davis said that the 

purpose of 

these parties is to get students 
involved in the SAB and to 
sign up for various 
committees. SAB committees 
include Lady of the Bracelet, 
Concert, Fine Arts, Hospitality 
and Decorations, Cinema 
Focus, Public Relations and 

Executive officers on the 
SAB are Jodi Werfal, president; 
Reatha Cole, vice president; 
Kim Antee, secretary; and 

A complete calendar of 
SAB and Intramural events 
can be obtained in 213 Student 
Union. Anyone interested in 
working on the Board should 
drop by the office to fill out 
information sheets. There are 
two positions open this fall, 
and anyone can join a 
committee, Davis concluded. 

SEPTEMBER 2, 1986 
Vol. 75. No. 4 


Strong relationship 
with LSMSA needed 

The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the 

Arts begins its fourth year today and that calls for many 
reasons to think about our feelings about the School 
and its students. 

In the past many Northwestern students have had 
negative feelings about the high school juniors and 
seniors in residence on our campus. 

But the Louisiana School has done nothing to hurt 
Northwestern, and can help in many ways. Sure we 
share the Computer Center with them, and at times it's 
crowded. And the library, too. But there are many 
other things that we can share with them that will be 
beneficial to us. 

First, Dr. Alost has a fond feeling in his heart for the 
Louisiana School. Why not? It was his baby. He 
served the School as director for three years and those 
three years have been very successful. The Louisiana 
School is headed straight up, thanks to Alost, new 
director Dr. Dick Brown, and the dedication of staff and 
faculty at the School. 

Second, since the School is located right on our 
campus, its students are a main target for recruiting. If 
we could attract more high achieving students to 
Northwestern, our image could certainly be helped. 
And where can we find any higher achievers in the 
state than in our own back yard? 

Third, the Louisiana School has an excellent 
recruiting and admissions program, which has helped 
in our own recruiting overhauls. If Louisiana School 
employees can recruit for Northwestern, then we can't 
lose. Advertising, slide shows, brochures.. .you name 
it... it can all be handled for both. 

The Louisiana School is certainly an innovation in 
education, not only in our state, but the country. Let's 
give it a chance to serve us better.. .it certainly can't 

Church and school 
cannot be separated 

When we think of Northwestern supporters, we 
conjure up images of all types of people. Alumni, 
Natchitoches residents, students, faculty, staff and 
administration, to name a few, all come out, most of 
the time, on the University's side. 

But we often overlook some of North western's 
largest supporters: our churches. 

Since the days of people like Madelyn Murray 
O'Hare, who was instrumental in having prayer 
removed from public school, education and religion 
have at times been at odds. Which is a very sad thing. 
But on college campuses, the trend has has seemed 
toward organizations that promote not only God, but 
their schools and students as well. 

The Baptist Student Union is constantly offering 
entertainment and programs for students, and more of 
us should take advantage of- that. And the Wesley 
Foundation has responded to a great need. 

Since Northwestern no longer has a counseling 
center for students who need help with personal and 
academic problems, the Wesley has set up an Outreach 
Program, to give students a place to seek help. 

This action proves that religious institutions in 
Natchitoches and on campus are keeping an eye on the 
needs of the students. 

W AND 1V15NN &W$Wo W&) N A fe, 

College Press Service 





ideas for our 'new' NSU 

So this is the new NSU. 

Believe it or not, I am 
impressed. And it's pretty 
darn (this is a family paper) 
hard to impress me. 

But even with increased 
on-campus enrollment, more 
enthusiasm and spirit, and 
(egad) semi-decent dorms, I 
have a few more suggestions. 

Doesn't everyone? 

So, Dr. A., if you're 

The Union is the pits. Our 
Student Union's interior has 
got to be the ugliest inside of a 
building ever put on God's 
green earth. Please, oh please, 
send in the painters and 
several hundred gallons of any 
color except lavendar and gross 

Even back in the '60's 
when mod colors were in, I 
doubt that was a pretty 
combination. School colors or 
not, get rid of them... Maybe 
then students will want to go 
in the Union like they do at 
other schools. Also, that John 
F. Kennedy-era furniture needs 
to go. I know money's tight, 
but this is "the living room of 
the campus." 

I'm a poor college student, 
and I have better furniture 
than that! 

While on the subject, 
how about a new name, for the 
Union. "Student Union" is 
pretty generic. I think "The 
Commons" would be better, 
since the Union's the 
midpoint of the campus. You 
can even call the dining area 
"The Common Point," and so 

Down the sidewalk into 
Kyser Hall. Home of the 
Current Sauce and about 100 
other campus "things" ranging 
from folk festival to the 

counseling center to "the" 
dean's office, Kyser is, well, 

It's hell on people trying to 
find certain offices. How about 
a few directional maps or signs, 
not just the two small building 
directories. I'm even game for 
a few colored stripes down the 
hall. Kinda preschool, but it 
would work... 

Caspari Hall is a neat old 
building, and needs to be used. 

While one wing is being 
remodeled for Louisiana 

School, how about pushing for 
a hotel/ restaurant 

management degree from the 
Regents. Then turn Caspari 
into a "lab hotel." It used to be 
a dorm, and could probably be 
modernized at relatively little 
cost. It won't be the Caspari 
Hilton, but it would be a nice 
place for guests to stay. 

Since the Caldwell project 
has been nixed by Baton 
Rouge, a park around the 
Three Columns would be 
great. True, you'd have 
millions of elementary kids 
from Warren Easton 
swarming the place during the 
day, but it would be a great spot 
for students to relax in the 

Speaking of relaxing, how 
about a beach? Northeast has 
one on their lake, and it's used 
all the time. Mom always told 
me just because someone else 
has one doesn't mean you're 
going to get one, but Chaplin's 

is a good place to go unwind. 
We can easily make it a great 

The "new" NSU has 
emphasis on student activities. 
Well, then let's pump some 
money into concerts, events, 
etc. That will excite everyone 
and make them happy at NSU. 
They will tell their friends, and 
that will increase enrollment. 
In turn, more people will give 
student activities more money, 
so NSU won't have to use the 
state budget on that any more. 

Neat little circle, isn't it? 

Touch-tone phones would 
definitely be 20th century, but 
I'm afraid NSU's not quite 
there yet. As a matter of fact, 
the phones' days in the dorms 
are numbered anyway. So 
much for that suggestion. 

Add the Business 
Administration Building to 
the renovations list. It's not in 
the utterly disgusting category 
yet, but could be in about ten 

Last, and certainly not 
least, how about a little pity for 
the Current Sauce and the 
Potpourri, and the ONE 
terminal we share 1 . You've 
never seen a psycho ward until 
you've been in Kyser late on 
Mondays. One terminal? 
Colleges with 800 students 
have several. C'mon, guys. 

So, page 1 of my 
suggestions for the "new" 
NSIL And I promise.. .page 2 
will never follow... 

John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism major from Baton 
Rouge who typed three hours 
on the computer Monday 
night. ..and with one touch of a 
button lost it all! 

Natchitoches at Night: Welcome to the Twilight Zone 

Stranded in Natchitoches 
in the middle of the night. 

Too bad it never happened 
to Rod would make 
an excellent Twilight Zone 

Being stranded in our 
lovely little city late at night 
might not seem anything to 
cause alarm or stir fear in your 
heart. After all, our crime rate 
isn't that bad and you can 
always get where you need to 
go in a hurry. 

But unless you are 
familiar with certain late-night 
locations for certain late night 
necessities, you might be in 

The quest for late night 
necessities often begins in the 
bathroom.. .or, rather, ends 

Finding a place to relieve 
yourself is not quite as simple 
as it seems. And coming from 
someone with a peanut 
bladder, finding a bathroom 

can be of primary importance. 

If you do happen to get to 
McDonald's before it closes, 
you will be deluged with teeny 
boppers, ranging in age from 12 
to who knows. Not a very 
conducive atmosphere for 

Gas stations are always the 
next choice. But most gas 
station owners don't believe in 
lights in bathrooms. And 
unless your aim is extremely 

At this point, the bushes 
are looking better and better... 

But wait.. .there's a lovely 
place on Texas Street that, yes, 
stays open all night! And they 
have clean, public restrooms! 
McFarland's Center saves the 
day.. .or the night. 

Now, a late night bite to 


Cotton Patch has become a 
tradition for many of us. 
Leaving the Student Body at 2 
a.m.. .kind of hungry.. .well, 

there's the good old Cotton 
Patch waiting for you. 

A quick walk across the 
street.. .a quick steakfinger 




baiket...a quick Dr. Pepper...a 
long night of heartburn. 

Of course you could drive 
down to Mamma's Home 
Cooking (the truck stop) to 
relieve your late night hunger 
pangs. That's where everyone 
from Bodacious Country 
goes- a peanut butter sandwich 
might do, after all. 

If you're ever really 
desperate, try the deli at the 7- 
11. Or better yet, just think of 
all the calories and the bad 
dietary habit of eating late and 
go home and forget it. 

If you've ever had a flat 
tire, or been three sheets to the 
wind and needed a ride, or just 
had the need to talk.. .finding a 
telephone could solve all of 
your problems. 

The problem, though lies 
in this.. .where is there a pay 
phone that has a receiver? 
Driving down Texas Street the 
other day, I was in desperate 
need of a phone. I had a 
quarter. I knew the number. 
But some practical joker had 
ripped ever receiver off on the 
whole street. And we thought 
the mail system was slow... 

And if you re running low 
on gas, watch it. It would be 
quite bad to be out of gas, 
hungry, in need of a bathroom 
with no phone to be found. 

But finding a place to take 
Dad's credit card for gas at 3 
a.m. is not easy. Dri%'er's 
license.. ."it's in the 

car". ..license plate 
number.. ."gee, I never can 

remember that thing". ..this 
isn't your name or your 
signature.. ."Just call my dad, 
he'll okay it".. .our phone 
doesn't have a receiver... 

You would scream now, 
but having a coronary arrest 
would not be wise.. .how would 
we call the paramedics? 

Finally.. .you've used the 
bathroom (three times by 
now).'ve eaten (two 
steakfingers and half a Dr. 
Pepper)... you've used the 
phone (unless it rejected your 
quarter). ..and you've got a full 
tank of gas. 

It's now 7 a.m.. ..just about 
time to get up.. .now where can 
I get a good cup of coffee... 

Craig Sco l t is managing 
editor of the Current Sauce, 
whose most important daily, 
and nightly, activities include 
using the bathroom, eating and 
talking on the telephone. 




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SEPTEMBER 2, 1986 
Vol. 75. No. 4 

What can Northwestern do to increase student 

Darrel Hickman 

2-1, business 

Fidel Sanz 

3-1, JET 

John Joseph 

1-1, -political science 

Mary Ellen Germany 

2-1, accounting 

Scott Davis 

3-1, public relations 

"We need more student "The University should "NSU should beef up its "Natchitoches needs a "We could have a better 

activities that would be more have lower tuition and more athletic department, and have better nightlife, and that will dorm life, and better publicity, 

meaningful." quality teachers." better job placement." have to keep people here on Students should have more 

the weekends." pride in NSU." 

Sharon Young 

1-1, business admin. 

"Under the new 
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Could you please tell me 
where I can live? I am a 
returning junior to this school, 
but I am living on campus for 
the first time. I have to reveal 
that my housing situation is 
turning into a virtual 
nightmare. I may be partly to 
blame because I registered for a 
room late in the summer and I 
requested a private room. At 
the time, I was reassured by 
housing that I will receive my 
private room five days after 
the semester officially begins. 
For the time being, I was to 
have a temporary roommate 
in Rapides Hall. 

The first day, after moving 
into Rapides, I cornered the 
desk clerk and inquired about 

the the possibilities of moving 
into my private room. In a 
drone, mechanical voice, he 
revealed to me that my 
chances of receiving a private 
room were rather slim. After 
choking down this 

information, I returned to my 
room to meet my new 

He turned out to be in the 
same situation as I, but with 
only two advantages: a shorter 
temper and a bigger mouth. 
After many hours of constant 
nagging, the front desk 
relocated him to another part 
of the building. His new found 
freedom lasted approximately 
two days, or until he realized 
that there had been two more 
people assigned to the very 
same room. He was 

quickly relocated back to my 

Each day the news grows 
worse, the front desk was 
revealing that there were very 
few cancellations of 
reservations, weakening our 
chances of finding a private 
room. Today I made one last 
desperate attempt at the front 

I was in for a shocking 
surprise, the front desk was 
now promising private rooms. 
I knew this sounded too good 
to be true, so I ran to Housing 
to confirm it. They were 
playing a different tune. 

When I asked about the 
availability of private rooms, 
the reply was that any person 
who did not apply for a private 
room during the spring would 
not receive one. 

I calmly accepted my fate, 
and now I have a roommate. 
The next question I asked was 
if I should forget all optimism 
and proceed to pay fees. She 
bluntly said yes. The case was 
closed. I dragged myself back to 
the dorm. 

I don't know why, maybe 
I'm a masochist, but I inquired 
one more time at the Rapides 

front desk. The clerk looked 
me straight in the eyes, 
gathered his best used car 
salesman smile, and said "no 
problem." He did everything 
but guarantee me a single 
room by this Thursday, and 
assured me that I should go 
ahead and pay for a single 
dwelling even if I had not 
relocated yet. 

I just stared at him. 1 
didn't smile, didn't even 
flinch. I am tired of riding this 
emotional rollercoaster when 
both hands don't know what 
the other hand is doing. 

I don't care where I live. 1 
think I'll buy a tent. 

Greg Kendrick 

SGA president Cox seeks 
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Student Government 
Association for 1986, I want to 
take this opportunity to 
remind our students that each 
and every one of them is 
considered a member of the 
Northwestern SGA. We are 
elected to represent the 
students and making decisions 
which truly represent them 
will require the input and 
participation of all students. 

The SGA formally meets 
every Monday night at 6 p.m. I 
urge all interested students to 
attend. The SGA office, 222 
Student Union, is open to 
everyone. Students are always 
welcome to drop in at any time 
and check our calendar, speak 

with senators or just visit. 
Students may also call the SGA 
office 24 hours a day at 357- 

Last year we occasionally 
brought the SGA to the 
students by holding meetings 
in the residence halls. We 
plan to continue this practice 



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Why are a lot of college men and women 
becoming buddies in Army ROTC 1 

Probably because Army ROTC is full of 
the kind of people other people go out of their 
way to meet. 

ROTC students tend to be high achievers 
who are interested in more than their studies. 
They re popular students with a serious side, 
but who like to have a good time, too. 

In other words, when people join Army 
ROTC they often meet people a lot like them- 

For more information, contact your Professor 
of Military Science. 


call 357-5156 

this fall and we hope 
increased participation. 

We will be implementing 
several new programs in the 
fall. Our PASS System form, 
Problems and Student 
Solutions, will be distributed, 
as well as Coke and Diet Coke, 
on Sept. 3, 4 and 5 while fees 
are being paid. In the future, 
forms will be available in our 
office. Also, student discount 
cards will be distributed very 
soon. Additional ideas and 
programs will be publicized 
throughout the semester. 

Dr. Alost has been very 
cooperative and is interested in 
meeting the wants and needs 
of the students by working 
with us. I'm looking forward 
to this year of change at NSU! 
It is my sincere wish that we'll 
see more and more students 
becoming involved in their 
SGA. Work with us, and 
together we'll make 

Northwestern great! 

Johnny Cox 

SGA president 

Blue Key Meeting 


240 Student Union 
7 p.m. 

-SEPTEMBER 2. 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 4 

Residential scholarships 
awarded to 287 freshmen 


Managing Editor 

A total of 287 first- 
semester freshmen have been 
awarded $850 Superintendent's 
Freshman Residential 
Scholarships, which will 
enable them to live in main 
campus dormitories during 
their first year at NSU. 

Only recent high school 
graduates who had a composite 
score of at least 16 on the 
American College Test were 
eligible for the residential 

New President Dr. Bobby 
Alost initiated the pilot 



for both teams. 

Since that game, three 
NSU stars — seniors Odessa 
Turner and James Hall and 
junior John Stephens — have 
changed positions, and the 
Demons have changed their 
defensive scheme from a 3- 
deep to a 4-deep secondary after 
allowing opponents nearly 400 
yards per game last year. 

Turner, who's been the 
top Demon receiver for two 
years, made the biggest move. 
He's now the starting free 
safety on defense, but also 
should see spot duty 

Hall, a standout 
defensive end, shifted to 
outside linebacker in the 
revamped Demon setup. 
Stephens, who had 1,001 yards 
rushing at tailback last year, 
recently moved to fullback 
with two redshirt freshmen - 
- Al Edwards and Kenneth 
DeWitt ~ slated to take his old 

Still up for grabs is the 
starting quarterback job, with 
senior Rob Fabrizio given a 
slight edge over sophomore 
Rusty Slack in the competition. 
Both are expected to see much 
action against ASU. 

Kickoff for Saturday 
night's game is 7 p.m. at Indian 
Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark. 
with the contest broadcast in 
the local area on KDBH-FM 
(97.7) Radio. 

Next week, the Demons 
travel to Lake Charles to face 
McNeese State. The first NSU 
home game is Sept. 20 against 
Delta State. 

program during the first week 
of July in an effort to attract 
quality students to live in the 
university's residence halls 
during the fall and spring 
semesters of their freshman 
year in college. 

Gail Jones, recruiter and 
counselor for the University 
Admissions Office, said the 
scholarship recipients had an 
average ACT score of 20.16, 
considerably higher than the 
state average of 16 and also 
better than the national 
average of 19. 

A total of 194 scholarship 
recipients (67.6 percent of the 
group) topped the national 
average ACT score. 

According to a University 
press release, the residential 
scholarship program is one of 
the main reasons that on- 
campus housing has increased 
this year on the main campus. 

For the fall semester, there 
are 1,243 dormitory residents 
compared to 1,165 in the 1985 
fall semester. Officials said that 
number could climb even 
higher with late registration. 

"We feel very good about 
the 287 scholarships that were 
awarded, especially when it is 
considered that we had less 


than eight weeks to promote 
the program statewide to 
parents and students, and to go 
through the process of making 
the awards," said Jones. "The 
response we have received 
regarding the program has 
been excellent. Many parents 
from across the state have 
inquired about the 


Soon after Alost 
announced the establishment 
of the program,. teams of 
faculty/staff l members, 
students, alumni and 
Natchitoches townspeople 
visited school districts across 
Louisiana to meet with parish 
school superintendents, 
alumni representatives, high 
school graduates and their 
parents to explain the program 
and invite applications. 

The goal for the program 
was to recruit new students to 
live in university dormitories 
for the fall semester. 

"The important thing is 
that these scholarships were 
awarded to high school 
graduates who had not 
planned to enroll at NSU," 

Jones said. 


First-semester freshmen, as 
always, were required to attend 
one of many convocations and 
meetings prior to registration. 

Pictured are some of 
Northwestern's freshmen, _ 
obviously enthralled by it all., these stduents are 
sitting through a meeting at 
which they were place in 
freshman math, english, and 
reading courses. 


University, it's overall effect 
was pretty good. It generated a 
lot of support from friends and 
alumni who want the school 
to remain "Northwestern." 

Our position with the 
Regents and Trustees is good 
now, too. Drs. Thorn and 
Haley (vice-presidents of 
academic and university 
affairs, respectively) both have 
a lot of support in Baton 
Rouge. They will be good for 
the University. 

How does the campus 
Greek system fit into your 
scheme of things? 

Goodness, the fraternities 
and sororities are going to help 
build this University. They 
have lots of stability, and most 
of the campus leaders are 
Greeks. They also place an 
emphasis on academics, and 
that's what we're all about. 

Project NSU five years 
from now. How do you 
envision the University? 

I see a University with 
more academic strength. NSU 
will use its finances and 
resources to support academics. 
We'll have a crowded campus, 
and it will be a very exciting 
school. Support for the 
University will be like its 
never been before. 



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SEPTEMBER 2. 1986 
Vol. 75, No. 4 

Demons carry high hopes into opener 

{Arkansas State is rough assignment for Goodwin 's revitalized gridders 


FSports Editor 

► Sam Goodwin is confident 
'that 1986 will be a good year for 
Demon football, and he hasn't 
been afraid to say so. 

"I feel better about this 
team than any other we've had 
at Northwestern," says the 
Demon head coach, whose 
fourth season begins Saturday 
at Arkansas State. 

"We're a better football 
team at this point than we've 
ever been before," he says. 

"Our squad morale is tops. 
Morale depends on success, can 
be the result of success, and 
causes success," says Goodwin. 

But on the flip side, he 

"It's hard to feel good 
about yourself when you're 
coming off a 3-8 season." 

"Even though I consider 
our morale and closeness a 
strength, I also consider it a 
weakness," he says, "because 

we can still improve in that 

And, assessing Saturday's 
opening night opponent, 
which last year won the 
Southland Conference and 
reached the Division 1-AA 
national quarterfinals after a 
season-opening 12-10 win over 
NSU, Goodwin speaks with 

'They're as good as they 
were last year. Dwane Brown is 
back at quarterback for them, 
and he was the difference in 
our game last year ... he was 
the best quarterback we saw all 
of last season." 

Sounds like trouble. But 
before, he was so upbeat. 
Makes it hard to figure, right? 
Instead of confident, maybe 
we'd better describe Sam as 

Truth be known, Goodwin 
isn't hedging his bet that the 
Demons are destined for better 
times this year than last. It's 
just that painful memories of 

fourth quarter collapses in a 
roller-coaster season (a few 
highs, a lot of lulls and a few 
hellacious falls) are hard to get 
out of mind. 

One quick cure-all would 
be a win on Saturday night. 
Along with starting '86 out 
with a bang, it would also 
vanquish maybe the biggest of 
the "what could have been" 
family of 1985 Demon football 

Last year, Arkansas State 
was the preseason pick to win 
the 1-AA national 

championship. Nonetheless, 
with just under three minutes 
left to play, the Demons were 
sitting on the Indians' 25-yard- 
line, on the verge of erasing a 
12-10 deficit. But in two plays, 
excitement ebbed and 
frustration filled in for what 
would turn out to be nearly a 
season-long stay in the NSU 

First, erstwhile tight end 
Rusty Slack was wide open at 

the ASU 10, but Wayne Van's 
pass glanced off' Slack's 
shoulderpads and fell 
incomplete. On the next play, 
Van's pass was supposed to be 
incomplete, but it never hit the 
ground. Under pressure, the 
Demon quarterback tried to 
heave the ball out of the Cfid 
zone but came up about four 
yards short, right into the 
hands of an Arkansas State 

Defeat snatched from the 
jaws of victory, Demon fans 
said. This year, Goodwin wants 
it the other way around. 

"If we get a field goal at. the 
end of the game and win 13-12, 
then a victory like that is 
greater than blowing someone 
out," he says. "Closer victories 
bring a team together." 

In search of those 
victories, Goodwin and his 
staff have made quite a few 
changes in the offseason. One 
of the most significant shifts 

occurred just last week, when 
tailback John Stephens moved 
up a couple of steps in the 
Demon I-formation attack. 

Needing a powerful 
fullback who could make 
defenses respect NSU's inside 
running game, Goodwin and 
offensive coordinator Donnie 
Cox settled on Stephens. The 
210-pound junior averaged 
over 4.5 yards per carry at 
fullback as a freshman, when 
the Demons went 7-4 and won 
the Gulf Star Conference title. 

Freshmen speedsters Al 
Edwards and Kenneth DeWitt 
will take over at tailback, with 
Stephens expected to move 
back from time to time. 

The one backfield post 
Stephens won't play is 
quarterback. Who will play 
there, at least at the beginning 
of the Arkansas State game, 
was still in doubt entering the 
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Slack, back in his own 
element, was the No. 1 
quarterback after an impressive 
spring. But senior Rob 
Fabrizio, who was the starter 
for all three Demon wins last 
year, was expected to get the 
nod to open at QB against the 

While the Demons will 
begin their season Saturday, 
ASU already is 1-0 after beating 
Southern Illinois 22-7 last 
weekend. Goodwin, mindful 
of last year's calamities, knows 
the first game is crucial to a 
successful season. 

"The opener is so 
important. A win can give you 
the edge and set you on your 
way," he says. "They've been to 
the playoffs two years in a row 
and will be playing at home. 
It'll be a real challenge. If we 
win it, we have a chance to do 
it all." 

Lady Demon 
spikers set 
for season 

Even though their top 
player hasn't yet made it back 
to school, members of the Lady 
Demon volleyball team are 
hopeful of notching a winning 
season and an upper-division 
finish in the Gulf Star 
Conference race this fall. 

The Lady Demons return 
plenty of experienced hands 
from last year's squad, which 
finished 15-16 overall and 1-4 
in conference play. Taking 
over as head coach will be 
Tootie Cary, former director of 
intramurals who starred in 
basketball and volleyball for 
NSU in the late 1970s. 

Cary is counting on the 
nucleus of returning starters to 
key her team's season, but one 
player she's looking forward to 
coaching has yet to enroll this 

Last year's Most Valuable 
Player, Paula Blanks, was 
expected to arrive in town on 
Tuesday. Blanks had a team 
best 206 kills last year. 

"The attitude has 
changed drastically from 
last year. It's a different 

Coach Tootie Cary 

Even without Blanks, Cary 
found plenty of reason for 
optimism when asked to assess 
her team's chances in 1986. 

"The attitude has changed 
drastically from last year," she 
said. "It's a different team. That 
in itself will have a big positive 
effect on the season." 

One of the reasons for 
excitement is a new homccourt 
for the Lady Demon spikers. 
For the first time, the team will 
play its home matches in 
Prathcr Coliseum, departing 
the dungeon-like 
surroundings at 
the Old Men's Gym. 

Even the practice picture is 
better. The squad is working 
out in air-conditioned comfort 
in the Health and PE Majors 
Building, which has boosted 
morale and improved the 
quality of workouts, Cary said. 

Other key returnees for the 
team include senior Robyn 
justin, outside hitter Annie 
Bloxson, middle hitter Dawn 
Carlos and setter Colette Jones. 
Also returning from last year 
are Tonya Champagne, Sonja 
Dale, Kirsten Gernhauscr and 
Wendy Zucconi. 

The spikers open their 
season next weekend at the 
Southern Arkansas 
tournament. The first 
homecourt match for the Lady 
Demons is Sept. 20 against 
McNeese State. 

SEPTEMBER 2, 1986 
Vol. 75. No. 4 

Al p habet Sou p 

Wondering about QB's, GSC, SLC, NSU... 

Thoughts while 
wondering why every year 
the Saints and the Demons 
seem to have trouble 
deciding who to start at 

| ...All of Northwestern's 
football foes in the Gone 
Soon Conference open their 
seasons this Saturday and 
nobody in the GSC will 
have it easy. While the 
Demons take on defending 
Southland Conference 
champion Arkansas State, 
it'll be Southwest Texas 
hosting North Texas, Sam 
Houston going to Nevada- 
Reno, Nicholls playing at 
Youngstown State and 
Stephen F. Austin opening 
at Alcorn State. 

As for NSU's non- 
conference opponents, 
McNeese debuts at home 
against usually hapless 
Prairie View A&M, 
Northeast faces once- 
powerful Southern 
Mississippi in Hatticsburg 
and Boise State goes to 
Eastern Washington (which 
was ranked last year in the 1- 
AA Top 20 poll). Drawing 
open dates are Delta State, 
which comes to Turpin 
Stadium on Sept. 20, and 
Louisiana Tech, which beat 
Tulsa last weekend... 

...While we're referring 
to the terminally-ill GSC in 
somewhat demeaning 
fashion, maybe we should 
do the same for the 
turbulent SLC ~ how about 
the Southfork Conference? 
There's certainly enough 
dastardly behind-the-scenes 
blood feuds boiling in the 
SLC ranks nowadays. 

It's the league 
Northwestern wants so 
badly to be a part of, and yet, 
it appears so many of its 
members can't wait to leave. 
USL was the first to defect 
back in 1981, and now 
Louisiana Tech escapes after 
this season. USL and Tech 
are joining UNO and Pan 
American in 

forming a basketball and 
spring sports conference 
next year, and they're 
wooing current SLC 
members Arkansas State 
and Lamar — two schools 
which have often been at 
odds with other Southfork 

It's the league Northwestern 
wants so badly to be a part of, and 
yet,... many of its members can't 
wait to leave. 



Of course, if Arkansas 
State and Lamar bolt the 
SLC, that opens the door for 
membership bid. That 
would draw the ire of 
McNeese president Jack 
Doland, who has adamantly 
(though quietly) refused to 
allow NSU into his 

Well, with the expected 
departure of Arkansas State 
and Lamar, the Southfork 
Conference would be left 
with McNeese, Northeast, 
North Texas, Southwest 
Texas, Sam Houston and 
Stephen F. Austin at the 
start of the 1987-88 school 
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probably look towards 
expansion as life insurance, 
just as it did this summer 
when the three GSC schools 
were voted in. 

Doland's always looked 
down his nose at 
Northwestern. The 
McNeese party line is that 
Northwestern is going to 
become a junior college or a 
minimum security prison 
in a couple of years, so 
McNeese isn't going to lend 
its prestige to a 
dying institution. 

Jack Doland, meet 
Bobby Alost. 

Take a drive through 
campus this week, or 
weekend, and tell me that 
NSU is dying. Take a look at 
your record books 
and tell me that NSU can't 
compete with McNeese 
athletically. Heck, your 
women's basketball coach 
refuses to schedule the Lady 
Demons. He didn't like 
getting beat and he couldn't 
handle NSU's rabid fans, 

Maybe it gets under 
Doland's skin that 
Northwestern has far better 
athletic facilities than 
McNeese does. 

Whatever the sore spot, 
by the time this school year 
ends, it's going to be very 
apparent that Northwestern 
is here to stay. It's also going 
to be clear that the 
Southfork Conference will 
need to add new members, 
and the obvious place to 
start is in Natchitoches... 

...Back to the 
quarterback derbies, where 
Hebert is a nose up on 
Wilson and Fabrizio has 
charged down the stretch to 
a narrow 
lead over Slack. 

Bobby Hebert has been 
embroiled in quarterback 
controversies since he 


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converted defensive back 
who was just plugging a gap 
as a T-formation handoff 
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and he didn't really like the 
idea. But by season's end, 
Hebert took to 
quarterbacking like a Cajun 
to gumbo. He threw a 
touchdown pass in the final 
minute to win the state 

At Northwestern, lots 
of people thought Bobby 
should have been the starter 
ahead of Kenny Philibcrt in 
the latter part of the 
1979 (3-6) season. Judging by 
what he did in 1980, when 
he won honorable mention 
All-America honors as a 
sophomore, maybe Hebert 
should have started as a 

After his great 
sophomore year, 
Hebert had to deal with a 
challenge from Eric Barkley, 
a transfer from Louisiana 
Tech who actually had a 
stronger arm than the Cajun 
Cannon. The controversy 
fizzled when Hebert hurt a 
knee in the second game of 
the year, and Barkley threw 
for 1,131 yards. 

But Barkley got banged 
up, too, opening the door 
for Stan Powell, who passed 
for 1,089 

yards in a late season role. 
Powell and Hebert got most 
of the action in the 1982 
campaign, after Barkley 
graduated, but Mark 
Leonard had his boosters. 

Now that he's with the 
Saints, Hebert is in the 
midst of a battle with Dave 
Wilson for the starting role. 
Smart money says that 
Hebert gets the nod for 
Sunday's season opener. 

Here at home, the 
picture is just as muddy. 
Rusty Slack and Rob 
Fabrizio are neck-and-neck 
in the QB race. Slack is a 
better runner in the Demon 
option attack, but the battle- 
tested Fabrizio has looked 

better throwing the ball. 
Fabrizio's savvy gives him 
the edge entering the final 
week of preseason drills. 
But, as they say, it's still a 

horse race... 

Making his pitch 

Sophomore Rusty Slack, shown in scrimmage 
action earlier this year, is battling Rob Fabrizio for 
the Demons' starting quarterback job. 

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With the 1986-87 
Intramural season beginning 
4:30 p.m. Thursday with tug-o- 
war, teams will once again 
make the year-long battle for 
the overall championship title 
in their division. 

Divisions consist of Greek 
and independent leagues that 
are further divided into male 
and female sections. The Greek 
division is composed of the 
Greek social organizations. The 
independent league consists of 
teams ranging from campus 
organizations, to residence 
halls to friends. Intramurals is 
open to all full-time students, 
faculty and staff. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon and 
Phi Mu will be playing to 
defend their ( overall 
championship titles in the 
Greek division. Teke will battle 
it out with Kappa Sigma, 
which ran a close second 
during the 1985-86 season. The 
male Greek title was decided 
following the triathlon, the 
final event of the season. 

Also competing with Teke 
and Kappa Sigma will be Theta 
Chi, which placed third, Kappa 
Alpha, Sigma Tau Gamma, 
Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi 
Alpha, Omega Psi Phi and Phi 

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Beta Sigma. 

In the female Greek 
-division, Phi Mu will face 
Sigma Kappa, which placed 
second last year. The title was 
captured by Phi Mu during a 
special event tie breaker. Also 
competing will be Tri Sigma, valuab 
which promises to make a 
strong showing, Delta Sigma 
Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha. 

In the 1985-86 independent 
league, Slaughterhouse Gang 
captured the male title and 
G.A.S. won the female title. 
G.A.S. was given a tough battle 
for the title by Pop Tops, a team 
composed of the NSU softball,: 
volleyball and basketball 

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Intramural participants in 
the major sports of flag' 
football, volleyball, basketball 
and softball will be eligible fof 
the Most Valuable 
(MVP) award in each event. 

Most Valuable Player^ 
selected for the 1985-86 season 
include Todd Hebert of 
Slaughterhouse Gang and 
Ginger Craig of Pop Tops. Both 
were recognized in flag 
football. Volleyball MVPs were 
Roy Roach of Teke and Cindy 
Wigley of Brew Crew. 

Basketball MVPs were 
Terrell Snelling of 

Slaughterhouse Gang an<| 
Renee Richard of G.A.S. Shane* 
Seward of Slaughterhouse 
Gang and Missy Landrencau of 
Pop Tops were MVPs for 
softball. All MVPs were 
announced at the Intramural 
banquet held May 1 in the 
Union Station. Each winner 
recived an Intramural jacket. 

Also announced at th^ 
banquet was ,-^uie~^ Mr. 
Intramural award which Coy 
Gammage of Kappa Sigma 
recieved. Gammage wai 
selected for his participation 
and interest shown 
Intramurals. He received 

Also receiving plaque^ 
were Nona Lodridgc, who woi 
the Outstanding Intramura 
Worker award, and Jesui 
Rodriguez, who was selected al 
the Outstanding Intramural 

With the race on for thj 
Intramural divisioij 
championships, groups aru 
teams will be out in full fore*! 
for I-M activities this fall. 

Friday is the last day W; 
register for co-ed softball. Teaitj 
rosters are available in the I-h(i 

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VOL. 75, NO. 5 


SEPTEMBER 9, 1986 

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th recruiting this year," 
leorgia Beasley, director of 
IVdmissions and Recruiting 
said in a recent interview. 

"Our approach will be 
jersonal contact with every 
ligh school principal and 
Counselor in the surrounding 
»7 parishes," Beasley said, 
fonce that area has been 
hovered, recruiters will head 
touth throughout the state." 

In addition to covering 
xmisiana with information of 
Jorthwestern, recruiters will 
ie intensifying their coverage 
of east Texas. 

In order to cover such a 
wide area, Beasley has had to 
do some recruiting herself. 
With only two full-time 
recruiters and one part-time 
recruiter as her staff, she has 
recruited help from faculty 
members, students and alumni 
n helping spread the word 
about Northwestern. 

Every department on 
lampus has selected a faculty 
member to assist the recruiting 
staff. In addition to faculty 
members, Beasley's crew will 
|je enlarged through the help 
Df Elise James, alumni director. 

James will provide 
valuable information to the 
department concerning 
alumni who wish to help in 
recruiting. Alumni are 

valuable recruiters since they 
know the area being covered 
and can relate the experiences 
of Northwestern firsthand, 
Beasley said. 

Through the help of 
alumni. Northwestern will be 
represented at college night in 
high schools as far away as 
Florida, Beasley said. 

NSU students will be 
implemented in the recruiting 
program by assisting with 
campus tours and by attending 
college nights at their previous 
high schools. 

Working closely with 
the computer center, the 
Admissions and Recruiting 
department has totally 
converted their office to a 
computer system. The 
computers will allow recruiters 
to keep better track of visits 
made and trips scheduled for 

The computers will also 
enable the department to 
reduce the problem of 
duplication or sending a 
potential student more than 
one packet of information. 
Duplication often occurs from 
a lack of communication 
between departments and the 
recruiting office. 

With the emphasis on 
personal contact, Beasley said 
the watchword for this year is 
"follow up." After making 
personal contact with high 


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The Strip 
offers fast 
food galore 



Domino effect 

Ordering pizza late at night is one of the joys of dormitory life, as Richard Dangeleisen of 
Domino's Pizza finds out. Surrounding Dangeleisen in front of Natchitoches Hall are Phi Mu 
sorority members (front) Lori Lindsey and Mary Verzwyvelt and (back) Marsha McLamore, Beth 
Eitel, Suanne Robinson, and Kristine Leone. • 

Just cruising down 
Highway 1 South one could 
easily live a dieter's nightmare. 
As rows of fast-food 
restaurants lurk at you, one is 
too easily tempted to "pig out" 
at some of Natchitoches' finest 

This stretch of highway, 
affectionately known as the 
Strip, is a popular dining-out 
place for college students, as 
well as Natchitoches residents 
and people who are just 
passing through and having a 
hunger pang or the munchies 
to contend with. 

The Strip is definitely a 
nightmare for one who is 
counting calories in hopes to 
lose a pound or two and a 
paradise for anyone who is a 
compulsive eater. For this 
stretch of highway offers 
everything from chicken to 
steak to burgers to pizza. 

But Highway 1 wasn't 
always a fast food spot. Before 
the opening of the first fast 
food restaurant in 1970, 
Highway 1 was surrounded by 
cotton fields. It was that year 
that Kentucky Fried Chicken 
opened. And some 16 years 
later, it is still a favorite, 



Still making headlines 

Alost says no to inauguration, cites NSU's budget woes as reason 



University president Dr. 
Robert Alost said last week that 
there will be no inauguration 
Or investiture ceremonies 
commemorating his selection 
as NSU's 16th president 
"because of financial reasons 
and several other factors." 

'There has been some 
discussion about an 
inauguration event," said 
Alost, "but I feel it would be 
inappropriate to fund such 
activities when financial 
resources are needed for more 
essential and meaningful 

At his request, the Board 
of Trustees in June approved a 
declaration of financial 
exigency at Northwestern, 
clearing the way for cutbacks in 
personnel and programs. The 

University's personnel budget 
has been trimmed by some $2 
million for the current fiscal 

"In light of the state of 
financial exigency in which 
Northwestern is operating this 
year, I feel that the allocation of 
monies for an inauguration 
would reflect a questionable 
assignment of priorities," Alost 

"A review of the 
inauguration programs at 
other universities in recent 
years indicates that such 
activities would cost some 
$30,000 to $50,000. That 
funding is simply not available 
at this time, and even if we did 
have the financial resources I 
would use the monies to 
enhance faculty salaries." 

Alost pointed out that 
NSU faculty and staff members 
"have not had salary increases 
in five years, and improved 

pay for the faculty and staff is a 
major priority of this 
administration. Painful cuts 
have been made in personnel 
and programs to help provide 

funding for future salary 

The president said the 
University's image and 
mission would not be 

enhanced 'by the fanfare and 
pomp and circumstance of an 
inauguration program." 

"I would prefer," said 
Alost, "to direct those energies 

and resources into recruitment 
and retention of students, 
enrichment of student lfie, and 
improvement of academic 
curricula and research." 

Praises received for faculty/staff 'move-in' 

President Robert Alost's 
plan to' have faculty, staff and 
administrators provide 
assistance for students moving 
into campus dorms this fall 
has brought numerous 
favorable comments from 
students and their parents. 

Dozens of administrators 
and teachers greeted students 
when they arrived on campus 
and helped the students and 
their parents move luggage, 
television sets, refrigerators 
and other personal belongings 
to their dorm rooms. 

"I . felt this would be a 
personal touch, that ' would 
help students and faculty and 
staff get to know each other," 
Alost said, "and that it would 
reflect the concern of 
Northwestern personnel for 
the comfort and convenience 
of students." 

Most students were 
overwhelmed at the reception 
they received and the 
assistance which faculty, staff 
and student groups provided. 

"Many parents and 
students have called to express 
appreciation, and all of them 

thanked us personally as we 
were helping them, move in," 
he continued. "The students 
appreciated not just our help 
but the fact that so many of our 
faculty and staff members were 
willing to assist them." 

Alost shared a letter from 
F.W. Grant of Alexandria, who 
wrote, "My daughter is a 
freshman at Northwestern this 
year. I wish to extend a 
heartfelt 'thank you' to your 
people who 'busted butt' on 
check-in day. 

"We arrived, opened our 
van doors to unload and were 

swamped by 'older' 

individuals to assist in moving 
my daughter and her 
belongings in. What can I say? 
My wife and I are 
overwhelmed at the 
arrangement. It was an 
occurrence that you and your 
people can be proud of. We, 
from Alexandria, recognize 
hard work and quality of effort. 
Thank you." 

"Those expressions of 
appreciation make all of our 
efforts worthwhile," concluded 

Yearbook photographers 
begin shooting Thursday 

Signing up 

Freshman Keith Nett, a member of the 1987 Potpourri staff, signs up students for yearbook 
appointments during fee payment, held last week in the Union Ballroom. According to yearbook 
editor Steve Horton, over one thousand students have appointments for individual portraits. 

Individual portraits for the 
1987 edition of the Potpourri 
yearbook will be taken 
beginning Thursday, Sept. 11 
until the following Friday, 
Sept. 19, according to Steve 
Horton, editor. 

"We did not make 
appointments for individual 
pictures last year," Horton said. 
"And we still had a good turn 
out. But what we want to do is 
to feature as many students as 
possible, so we scheduled 
appointments at fee payment." 

Horton added that, the 
Potpourri is striving to include 
all students so the book, won't 
seem like it was made for just 
people involved in 

organizations or sports. "The 
book belongs to every student, 
we all pay for it and we all 
deserve equal coverage. And 
the only way you can insure 

your individual coverage in 
the book is to show up to take 
your picture." 

If you did not make an 
appointment, don't worry. 
"Come at your convenience," 
Horton said. "Preferably on 

Thursday and Friday of next 
week, as there are many open 
spots on those days. And if 
you miss your appointment, 
please come back when you 
can. We need as much support 
from all students as we can 

On Thursday and Friday, 
Sept. 11 and 12, pictures will be 
shot beginning at 8:30 until 
5:00 p.m. with an hour break at 
noon. Individual portraits will 
be taken from 8:30 until 3:00 
p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and 
Wednesday, and Thursday and 
Friday will again be from 8:30 
until 5:00. Photographs will be 
taken in 240 Student Union. 

Monday, Tuesday and 
Wednesday afternoon are 
reserved for organization 
pictures, beginning at 4:00 p.m. 
in various locations. A 
complete list of organizations 
and their scheduled times can 
be found on page six. 



SEPTEMBER 9, 1986 
VOL. 75, NO. 5 

NSU Entertainers fall victim 
to University's budget axe 


Staff Writer 

Does anyone know where 
the NSU Entertainers are this 
fall? Does anyone care? 

The answer to both of 
these questions is, yes. 

According to Dr. Robert 
Alost, president, the 
Entertainers were cut because 
of funds. "The Entertainers 
program had a sizeable 
budget," he explained. "When 
you consider the money spent 
on scholarship, travel and staff 
salary, it comes to a sizeable 

"We need to concentrate 
on those areas that affect the 
most people," Alost said. 

"The Entertainers were 
and always have been a 
positive reflection of a 
progressive attitude at 
Northwestern," according to 
Leigh Jonson, former director 
of the group. 'People 
throughout the Ark-La-Tex 
knew about the NSU 
Entertainers and were 
impressed by their uniqueness, 
professionalism and 

The original purpose of 
the Entertainers was to recruit 
students for the University. 

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Staff Writer 

"Besides the students, the 
alumni are the heart of the 
University," says Elise James, 
coordinator of external affairs. 
'They are a valuable resource 
that we can't afford to 

And, according to James, 
overlooked they're not. 

The office of external 
affairs currently sends out 
Alumni Columns, the 
newspaper for alumni, to over 
22,000 graduates of 
Northwestern. The newspaper 
keeps alumni abreast of 
situtations that are currently 
facing the University as well as 
keeping them informed about 
alumni in the news and events 
they may want to attend. 

'The paper also serves 
another purpose," James said. 
"It helps strengthen that bond 
between graduates and the 
University." This ties in 
directly with the objectives that 
James set for the Alumni 
Association when she assumed 
the position of coordinator of 
alumni activities in August, 

"The four objectives," she 
pointed out, "are to get alumni 
together, to recruit students, to 
help promote a positive image 
for NSU and, last but not least, 

The first of these 
objectives, getting alumni 
together, serves to strengthen 
the bonds between alumni, the 
University and each other, 
James explained. 

"When people meet by 
chance and discover they're 
both from the same university, 
a bond is formed between 
those two people," she 
continued. "At our alumni 
events someone might 
discover that their neighbor or 
someone at work is also an 
alumni of NSU. This brings 
them closer to one another and 
closer to NSU." 

According to James, there 
are currently 13 active alumni 
chapters in the states of 
Louisiana and Texas. All 
chapter are active in student 
recruitment. These chapters 
participate in career days at 
high schools and hold events 
such as High School Night in 
their areas to support NSU. 

'We've had alumni from 
as far away as Florida call us 
and want to represent us at a 
high school career day," she 
added. "There is also a lot of 



A few of 
Entertainers are 
at Northwestern, 
them transferred 
Tech. Several of those still in 
Natchitoches have formed 
their own local band and are 
doing what they feel they do 
best: playing for their own 
enjoyment and at local events 
and various organization 

Pace Thome, former 
drummer for the group, stated 
that the Entertainers is what 
brought him to Northwestern. 

"The Entertainers 
introduced me to NSU and 
made me feel like I was a part 
of something so vital to the 
future of NSU.. .high school 
recruiting," he said. "Now I'm 
just here." 

'1 returned to NSU for 
graduate school," commented 
Dm Laborde who had been a 
vocalist for the Entertainers for 
three years. "One of the 
reasons was for the 

"I liked the positive 

the former reflection the group projected 
still enrolled for NSU and for the 
while two of individuals of the group," he 
to Louisiana continued. "I liked being a part 
of something so unique. I 
really felt like I was needed." 

In the past the Entertainers 
played as many as 52 shows per 
semester, including high 
school concerts and area 
festivals. Signing autographs 
and visiting with students was 
often the only time many of 
them heard about the 

As far as recruting, Alost 
feels that "getting students to 
visit our campus is what brings 
them back. Over 80 percent of 
those students who come for a 
visit will return. This has a lot 
to do with geographical 
location, academic programs 
offered and the decisions that 
their friends make," he said. 

Alost added that there is a 
possibility that the group may 
be brought back in the future. 

In the meantime, the 13 
former Entertainers will be 
playing another tune. 

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Just a memory 

One of the University's long-time recruiting and public relations groups, the NSU Entertainers, 
has been cut due to Northwestern's financial state. Most of the members of the group, posed in a 
publicity shot from last spring, still attend NSU, although two have transferred to Louisiana Tech. 


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SEPTEMBER 9, 1986 
VOL. 75. NO. 5 




The Natchitoches- 
Jorthwestern State University 
Chorale, conducted by Dr. Burt 
Ulen, will hold its 
>rganizational meeting for the 
[986-87 season Thursday, Sept. 
[l at 7 p.m. in the Choral 
Room of the A.A. Fredericks 

According to Allen, the 
fchorale will perform G.F. 
Handel's A Coronation 
Vnthem: The King Shall 
tejoice on Nov. 12 and The 
Irahams Requiem with the 
symphony in the spring. 

Allen said anyone 
Interested in singing with the 

[Chorale should attend the first 
hearsal session on Thursday. 

For further information, 
ntact Dr. Burt Allen, director 
f choral activities, 
Jepartment of Music and 
heatre, 357-4522. 


The Society for the 
Advancement of Management 
ield its first meeting of the 
semester on Sept. 4. SAM was 
established to help students 
develop management skills 
and to achieve excellence in 

During the meeting Jerry 
Deason was elected the club's 
president, and Terri Roberts 
as chosen as reporter. Other 
fficers are Michaela Sampite, 
! ce president, Carolyn O'Neal, 
cretary, and Wong Kuan 
m, treasurer. 

It was decided at the 
eeting to have a membership 
rive, monthly guest speakers 
nd fund raisers to help 
inance field trips. SAM will 
pld its next meeting, 
ursday Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. 
Room 102 of the Business 
dministration Building, 
yone interested in 
oming a member of SAM 
hould contact one of the 
fficers or Dr. Marie Burkhead 
the Business 
dministration Building. 

our of Homes 

The 32nd annual 
atchitoches Fall Tour of 
glomes will be presented 
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11- 
12, by the Association for the 
preservation of Historic 

The two-day Natchitoches 
Fall Pilgrimage is expected to 
kttract more than 5,000 visitors 
from throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

For the third year, visitors 
will have the choice of three 
distinct tours — the Town Tour 
in the Natchitoches Hisoric 
Landmark District and the 
!ane River Country Tour on 
'"turday and Sunday from 9 
m. to 5 p.m., and the 
andlelight Tour through the 
atchitoches Historic District 
turday evening from 7 to 10 

For advance tickets or 
Idditional information on the 
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage, 

call 352-8072 or 252-4411, or 
write APHN, PO Box 2248, 
Natchitoches, 71457. 

NSU Artists Series 

Tony Smith, chairman of 
the NSU Artists Series, 
recently announced events of 
the 1986-87 season. The Artists 
Series is supported by student 
association fees. 

Pete Fountain will 
perform at the first Pops 
concert of the season on Oct. 2. 
The concert is sponsored 
jointly by the NSU Symphony 
and the Natchitoches 
Symphony Society. 

The Shreveport 
Symphony will perform on 
Oct. 13. The concert will 
include two pieces created by 
NSU faculty members, Karen 
and Craig Nazor. 

Ravel Nous Ravit, 
choreographed by Karen 
Nazor, is a dedication to 
Ravel's String Quartet. Okis- 
Hachi, composed and 
choreographed by Craig Nazor, 
was inspired by Kisatchie 
National Forest. 

The National Players of 
Washington, D.C will present 
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus in 
February and guitarist Stan 
Bumgarner will follow in 

Admission to these events 
is free to NSU and LSMSA 


Three committee 
chairmanships are open on the 
Student Activities Board, 
including Cinema Focus, Lady 
of the Bracelet and Lagniappe. 

The Cinema Focus 
committee selects all big screen 
movies and videos shown on 
campus. The Lady of the 
Bracelet committee produces 
the LOB Pageant, a preliminary 

to the Miss America Pageant. 
The Lagniappe committee 
schedules club-like performers 
such as comedians, jugglers 
and singers. 

Applications must be 
turned in to the Student 
Activites office on the second 
floor of the Student Union by 
Friday, Sept. 12. 

Caldwell Drive 

University Police has 
advised that the south end of 
Caldwell Drive and the 
adjacent parking lot has been 
closed to thru traffic for one 
year, due to construction on 
the old Warren Easton School. 

Golf Tourney 

Entries are being accepted 
now for a two-man best-ball 
golf tournament Sept. 20-21 to 
benefit scholarship funds for 
students in the physical 
education and athletic 

The tournament will be 
held at the Natchitoches 
Country Club. Entry fee is $50 
per person with the field 
limited to six flights of 10 
teams each. Participants will 
receive two reserved seat 


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For more information, contact 
Greg Burke at 357-5251 or 
James Smith at 357-5891. 

Corps of Cadets 

Recently promoted to the 
rank of Cadet Lt. Colonel, 
Donald R. Davis accepted 
command of Northwestern's 
Corps of Cadets from outgoing 
commander 2Lt. Richard 
Fenoli. The command was 
changed during a promotion 
ceremony held Sept. 2 

Davis was selected over 11 
cadets for the postion. The 
selection is based on 
performance throughout the 
cadet's time with the ROTC, 
with primary concentration on 

Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Union 

This week's movie is The 
Year of the Dragon. 


Mickie Townsend, 
associate director of the Wesley 
Foundation, reminds students 
of the Wesley schedule for the 

Sundays kick off at 5 p.m. 
with a sandwich supper and 
tall tales hour. According to 
Townsend, all tellers of tale 
tales will enjoy this. At 7 p.m., 
I a chapel service will be held. 

Mondays are reserved for 
the movies. Last week's 
thriller was The Thing. 

A luncheon is featured on 
Tuesdays. Last Tuesday's 
lunch included lasagna, garden 
salad, french bread, and 
chocolate cake, and the price of 
the meal each week is only 50 

Basketball was the featured 
recreation event last 
Wednesday. Each Wednesday 
from now on, recreation night 
will commence at 6 p.m. 

Townsend adds that the 
Wesley is open all day, from 8 

a.m. to 10 p.m., and all 
students are welcome. Of 
special note to girls: Townsend 
adds that there is an 
overabundance of cute guys .at 
the Wesley. 

Bookstore credit 

A late decision was made 
during fee payment to allow 
students with credit balances 
(financial aid money left over 
after payment of fees) to 
purchase books from the NSU 
Bookstore on credit. Students 
may purchase books up to the 
amount of the credit balance. 




the junior year, advanced 
camp performance, academic 
grades and the observation of 
the ROTC staff. Upon 
completion of the senior year 
of ROTC, cadets receive their 
commissions in the active 
Army, National Guard or 

Other promotions 
included Brian K. Lovemore to 
Cadet Major XO; Dewey 
Granger, S-5 Cadet Recruiting 
Officer, to Cadet Major; and 
Thomas Braswell, Operation 
and Training Officer, to Cadet 
Major. Achieving the rank of 
Cadet Captain were Jerome 
Cox, Administrative Officer; 
Johnny Cox, Co. A 
Commander; and Terrance 
Martin, Co. B Commander. 
Karl Busch, Johnny Dotson 
and Mary Hillman were 
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Joanna Foitek achieved Cadet 


Argus literary magazine is 
now accepting entries for its 
fall contest in the areas of 
poetry, short fiction, personal 
essay and one-act play. The 
contest deadline is October 31, 

Those who do not wish to 
submit for contest but who 
would like to be considered for 
publication are welcome to 
turn in their work at any time 
preceding the spring deadline. 

Those who wish to help 
with the production of the 
magazine are invited to attend 
staff meetings every Tuesday at 
5 p.m. in the Argus office, 31 6 A 
Kyser Hall. 

Friday Movie 

The SAB will present a 
"big screen" movie on Friday, 

Off with the sheet 

KNWD-FM student executives Robert Jiminez, Margaret Weaver, Scot Jenkins, and station 
manager Lynn Estes join president Dr. Robert Alost in unveiling the radio station's new sign in front 
of Russell Hall. KNWD can be found at 91.7 FM, and the station plays an album-oriented rock 

Security urges student safety 



It won't take long, the first 
time you come to college, 
before you are warned of going 
out on the campus on your 
own in the dark. At least if 
you are a girl. 

There are a number of 
different stories that circulate, 
often of rape, attacks or 
murder. Most girls don't want 
to go out on campus alone 
during evenings and nights. 
One girl even blockades her- 
door with a chair. Is this really 

"It's safer on campus than 
it is in the city of 
Natchitoches," according to 
Chief Crawford Ficklin, Jr., 
who is responsible for the eight 
men and two women of 
University Police, who are 
taking care of security on 

"Anyplace can be 
dangerous though," he 
continued. "It depends a lot on 
the way you act. I would 
advise people to stay away 
from the outer areas of campus 
during the dark hours. And if 
you have to go there, go with 


Ficklin pointed out the 
security improvements that 
have taken place on campus. 
"We have upgraded the 
lighting systems, especially 
around the dorms," he said. 
"And we are also increasing 

"It's safer on 
campus than it is in the 
city of Natchitoches. " 

Chief Crawford Ficklin, Jr. 

security around the dorms, by 
watching out for alcohol and 
the presence of non-students." 

There have been three 
alleged rapes on 

Northwestern's campus 
during the last few years, 
Ficklin said. None have been 

'We also found a body in 
Chaplin's Lake. That case is 
still under investigation...we 
don't know at this time 
whether it was murder or 
suicide," the chief commented. 

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Susan Carter, although new to 
Northwestern, feels that 
security is "good in the 

"It's safe as long as rules 
are obeyed, visiting hours 
respected and no doors are 
propped open," she said. "And 
University Police is checking 
entrances and doing their 
rounds to make sure that 
nobody can sneak into the 

"But a lot of it is really up 
to those who are living in the 
dorms," Carter concluded. 

"During nights there is a 
car patrol out on campus and 
there is always personal service 
if you need help," Chief Ficklin 
said. "It's our responsibility to 
protect the students, faculty 
and staff here at NSU, 24 hours 
a day, 365 days a year." 



one-on-one recruitment 
between alumni and interested 
students when we can match 
them together in certain areas. 
There is not a more powerful 
recruiting tool than an alumni 
who is pleased with his : 
education from NSU." 

James went on to say that 
they encourage alumni to 
speak positively about 
Northwestern anytime they 
are engaged in a conversation 
about institutions if higher 

In 1984, Northwestern's 
centennial year, the Centennial 
Development fund was 
established and Northwestern 
alumni pledged in excess of 
$100,000 to be collected over a 
five-year period. The creation 
of this fund has allowed nearly 
$10,000 a year to be used by the 
admissions office for 
Centennial Scholarships. 

Along with these 
scholarships, the office of 
external affairs also puts out, 
approximately 170 scholarships 
for a total of $28,000 a year. 
These scholarships are funded 
solely by alumni and special 

As for the future, James 
commented that "the largest 
and possibly the most 
profitable event will be the 
establishment of an annual 
membership drive fror 
alumni," she conluded. "I. 
have high hopes for this type 

of event because it has been 
very successful at other, 
universities and I feel we can • 
have the same success here." 

SEPTEMBER 9. 1986 
VOL. 75, NO. 5 



Smile for the camera 
...and get involved 

You've heard it before and you'll hear it 
again... involvement. 

That word should be foremost in our 
vocabularies and on the tips of all of our tongues 
these days. Especially in light of the changes that 
have occurred, most of which are initially proving 
to be for the best. 

Involvement is not hard to achieve. We're not 
talking about being a Greek, or an athlete or a 
member of 125 campus organizations. ..but 
individual involvement. 

And what a way to begin getting involved. 
taking your individual yearbook picture. 

Beginning Thursday until next Friday, Sudlow's 
Photography will be set up on campus, in the 
Student Union, to take individual portraits. This is 
the only time you can take your picture for the 
yearbook. So it's important that you show up. 

In the past we've heard complaints that 
yearbooks, including the Potpourri, have catered to 
certain student groups or certain involved 
individuals. Of course those who are more visible 
on campus will have more pictures in the yearbook. 
But only you can insure your individual coverage 
in the Potpourri. 

Every full-time student at Northwestern pays 
for the Potpourri whether you are MR. NSU, the 
Homecoming Queen or an average student. Along 
with being a student at Northwestern, comes a 
certain responsibility to the University. And we all 
deserve to be featured as members of the student 
body of Northwestern State University. 

So please come by and have your picture taken 
for the yearbook. It will not only look good for you, 
but it will look good for the University. 

Let's show our true colors. 

Computerized PFM 
a good idea, hut... 

Congratulations, PFM! We have finally moved 
into the twentieth century with the advent of a 
computerized meal card system. It should have 
things running more efficiently and alleviate many 


Students will now be charged a $25 fee to sell 
part or all of his or her meal ticket. This fee will 
either be assessed the buyer or the seller. ..but 
somebody will have to pay it. 

For example, if a student purchases a $580 
Variable A meal ticket he must eat the whole thing 
or lose $25 if he sells it. In the past, some students 
have elected to take a loss when selling a meal 
ticket, but it was their option, not a mandate from 
the University. 

Surely it does not cost PFM $25 to punch a few 
buttons. True, PFM is a money-making entity, but 
operation of a student's meal plan is a student 
service. Profit, in this case, should not be the 

How about a Mclnauguratiom 


What's this I hear? No 
inauguration? No 
investiture? No huge, elegant 
reception with champagne and 
shrimp dip? No pomp and 

Gee...I'm a little 

I mean, don't you feel a 
little cheated now that Dr. 
Alost has decided not to have 
an inauguration just 
to...heaven forbid.. .save 

money? Well, I do. And I 
think we can do something 
about it. Every other 
university president gets a 
party. Every other NSU top 
man has come in amid 
trumpet blasts and declarations 
of worth and trust.. .then again, 
maybe the way they've left 
lately has someting to do with 
Alost's decision. 

But I do indeed think we 
should have some cermony for 
our new president. And, yes, 
we could get by with less than 
$30,000 to $50,000. In fact, I 
think we could do it quite 

McDonald's birthday 
parties are rather cheap. So 
how could they charge much 
more for a McDonald's 
Investiture party? Ice cream, 
hamburgers and a cake are all 
thrown in if you bring at least 
20 kids.. .ahem.. .make that 
administrators and faculty. 
The guests could be greeted by 
Ronald McDonald and Mayor 

Mrs. Alost could dish out 
the ice cream and our 
president could sit and receive 
guests. And to insure a good 
turnout, we could hold it on 
Friday nights between 7 and 11, 

when every high school kid in 
three parishes comes to 

An excellent opportunity 
for recruiting... 

Another option might be a 
Surprise Inauguration Ball. 
How could President Alost 
refuse to have an investiture if 
he didn't know about it? All 
he would have to do would be 

pick up the tab. 

Dr. Haley could tie him up 
late in the office, while the 
Home Economics Department 

makes the final preparations at 
the president's home. Mrs. 
Alost can greet him at the 
door, as usual, and we could all 
pop out from behind the 
furniture and sing "For he's 
the jolly good fellow..." 

All we would have to 
remember to do is to leave at a 
reasonable hour, because he 
retires and rises quite early. 

And since he wakes at the 
crack of dawn, we might 
surprise him with an 
Investiture Breakfast. At 7 
a.m. in Iberville Dining Hall, 
we would all congregate and 
drink grape juice (purple... for 
NSLL.get it?). And someone 
could stop by Shipley's and 
pick up the doughnuts. That 
wouldn't cost $30,000, now 
would it? 

Another idea.. .I'm sure 
Mayor Sampite would be more 
than happy to help with the 
investiture, since he's one of 
NSU's biggest supporters. So, 
to save University money, we 
could use City Hall. And better 
yet, we can proclaim, at the 
next city council meeting, 
Bobby Alost Inauguration 
Week. He could get a plaque 
and a key to the city and it 
wouldn't cost Northwestern a 
dime. What about it, Mayor 

And, wait.'s the best. 
A Late Night at the Student 
Body with Bobby Alost party. 
(We can't afford David 
Letterman, remember?) We 
could have local guest 
speakers, and. interesting 
twist.. .instead of Alost being 
interviewed, he would be 
doing the interviewing! 

And he could do little 
interviews and things like 
Stupid Faculty Tricks. 

And afterwards, we could 
all go to Cotton Patch (or the 
Truck Stop, your choice...) for a 

Late Night Bite to Eat with 
Bobby Alost. 

Getting him to stay up that 
late would be the only 

Well, here are my ideas for 
welcoming our new president. 
I wonder what Emily Post 
would sav- 

Craig Scott is a senior from 
Natchitoches who loves 
parties, no matter what the 
occasion, the menu, or the 
guest list. 

America proves to be different for exchange student 

To come to the United 
States from Sweden as an 
exchange student is, probably, 
not one of the easiest things. 
Neither when it comes to 
getting here or from a cultural 
point of view. 

My trip to come here was 
rather long. 

I left my hometown in 
south Sweden about 6:30 a.m., 
August 23. My plane took off 
from the airport of 
Copenhagen, but was delayed 
about thirty minutes. That's 
where it all started messing up. 

We made an intermediate 
landing in Amsterdam. A new 

delay, this time about two 
hours. I came to John F. 
Kennedy Airport, the pass 
control took one hot, sweaty 
hour and when finally the 
immigrant officer accepted me 
and my visa, my luggage 
wasn't there. It hadn't been 
unloaded yet. 

By the time I got it, my 
plane to Dallas was far away. 
So I took a bus to LaGuardia 
airport and I took another 
plane, this time to Atlanta. 
There I had to change planes 
and I arrived in Dallas in the 
middle of the night and took a 
$28 taxi ride downtown to the 
Greyhound terminal. 

The bus was to leave in 
five minutes. I grabbed my 
three bags and forced my way 
through various shady 
individuals, '"heezed "a ticket 
to Sr. -*eport" and flung 
myself up on the bus. 

All I could think about 
was sleep. The man in the 



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next seat wasn't tired at all, 

But he was very curious 
about Sweden. 

I reached Shreveport at 
dawn. My bus to Natchitoches 
was only a good hour late. I 
arrived in Natchitoches at last, 
34 hours after I'd left my home 
in Sweden. It was 9:30 Sunday 
morning. At least that was 
what my watch showed. 
Unfortunately my body isn't as 
easy to set back as my watch. It 
kept telling me that it was 4:30 

p.m. and that it hadn't had any 
sleep for 36 hours. 

When I woke from my 
trance 16 hours later I went out 
to discover and see your 

And there it was, right 
before my eyes. Exciting, 
surprising, different and 

I really enjoy being here, 
but as I said before it isn't easy 
all of the time. There are so 
many things that differ 
between Sweden and your 

Like the weather. Back 
home, I close my window 
when the room is too cold. 
Here, I open it up. 

And the dorms are very 
different. We don't have 
special visiting hours, house 
directors, house mothers, 
separated halls or roommates. 

In Sweden everybody 
shakes hands with everybody. 
Girls with girls and women 
with women. You don't do 
that so much here. I became 
aware of that pretty quickly. 

In Sweden we usually only 

have classes twice or three 
times a week, so most 
schoolwork is done at home. 

The biggest difference 
though, I guess, is the basic 
difference between Americans 
and Europeans. I don't want to 
discredit my own people, but I 
think that I've never met such 
helpfulness and warmth 
neither in Sweden nor in my 
travels in Europe. So you are 
really something. Your 
friendliness feels so good when 
you feel lost and far away from 

You talk more, too. And 
faster than we do. I've been 
told that Swedes are considered 
a chilly and a quiet people. I 
don't know if that is true, but 
sometimes things here are a 
little overwhelming. 

America, Louisiana and 
NSU are much different than I 
expected them to be...but I like 
it a lot. 

Annika Sjoberg is an 
exchange student from Sweden 
who came to Northwestern on 
the International Student 
Exchange Program. 




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SEPTEMBER 9. 1986 
VOL 75, NO. 5 

Should Northwestern students be allowed to possess 
and consume alcoholic beverages in their dorm 

Michael Kay 

3-1, accounting 

"Sure. A dorm room is in 
essence an apartment paid for 
by the student. Alcohol is a 
reasonable privilege that the 
student has a right to enjoy." 

Dave DeCuir 

3-1, business mgt. 
Baton Rouge 

"No, there should not be 
beer in the dorms because we 
are here for an education, and 
alcohol is corruptive. It does 
not provide a proper 

Samara Ihsan 

1-1, computer info. sys. 

"It is good that you are not 
able to drink in your room, 
because you are here for an 
education, not to party." 

Greg Lewis 

1-1, -psychology 
Gulf Breeze, FL 

"Yes, I believe our 
Founding Fathers said 
something about this in the 
Bill of Rights. Also, it having 
beer on campus would help 
alleviate some of the drunk 

Brenda Washington 

4-2, computer info. 

"No. People confess to be 
Christians; however, the word 
of God says Christians do not 

Chris McDaniel 

1-1, electronics 

"They should, because the 
dorm is a home away from 
home. Students are going to 
sneak it in anyway." 



school principals and 
counselors, the recruiting team 
intends to continue contacting 
the individuals as long as 

. Beasley described the 
current changes at 

Northwestern as "a golden 
opportunity for recruiting." 

"We have to go out and 
prove ourselves to high school 
principals and counselors," she 

Beasley, a graduate of 
Northwestern, served as a 
faculty member in the Home 
Economics department prior to 
her appointment as director of 
Admissions and Recruiting. 

She has held administrative 
positions in schools in Georgia 
and Mississippi throughout 
the past 15 years. 

"Northwestern has lots 
of important memories for me 
and I like to share them with 
others," Beasley said of her ties 
with NSU. As a student at 
Northwestern during the 60s, 
she served as a student 
recruiter. It was also at 
Northwestern that she met her 
future husband, Don Beasley, 
who currently is head coach of 
the Demons basketball 

"My blood runs purple," 
she said of her love for NSU. 

As a previous recruiter, 
Georgia Beasley was prepared 
for the tasks of recruiting. 
However, she was astounded 
by the amount of paperwork 
and time involved in 

"The work in 
admissions is phenomenal," 
she stated. "No student on any 
of the campuses can register 
until they have been cleared 
through the admissions 

In addition to 
overseeing the admissions and 
recruiting processes, Beasley is 
also responsible for campus 
tours, cheerleading camp and 

high school functions held on 
the NSU campus. 

Recruiting plans call for 
the continuation of Demon 
Connection and the Literary 
Rally, two major recruiting 
activities held on campus. The 
National Cheerleading 
Association's summer camp is 
also on for Northwestern. The 
1987 camp will be under the 
direction of Marilyn Haley and 
Shawn Wyble. 

Beasley, a believer in the 
importance of students 
attending events held on 
campus, stated, "We will try to 
get as many students as 
possible to attend events held 


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Although the recruiting 
teams will be intensifying 
efforts to attract students with 
high ACT averages, they will 
not be focusing on that group 
alone. Beasley believes the 
average student is as important 
to the university as is the 
exceptional student. 

Beasley hopes to 
implement the Student 
Ambassador group by having 
them assist with campus tours 
and personal contacts. Future 
plans for the group calls for 
selecting members to 
participate on the basis of their 
recruiting skills. The 
organization will be under the 
supervision of Gail Jones, 

Long range goals 
revealed by Beasley include 
Northwestern being able to 
offer its services to high 
schools as a means of 

"We hope to make 
Northwestern a meeting place 
for high schools," she said. 

In addition to beefing up 
services to high schools, she 
intends to keep personal 
contact as the primary 
recruting tool. 

"Northwestern offers a 
feeling of closeness which 
larger schools cannot offer. We 
want to convey the 
comfortable learning 
atmosphere experienced here 
to high school students. This 
can best be shown through 
personal contact," Beasley said. 




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SEPTEMBER 9, 1986 
VOL. 75. NO. 5 

Deadlines Monday for upcoming 
student government elections F< 



Managing Editor 

Some like it hot 

A Cajun supper was sponsored recently by the NSU Baptist Student Union. Serving students are 
nursing major Tina Francis of St. Amant, her father, and Sondra Dyes. In the serving line are Daniel 
Anderson, Tina Kerry, and James Perry. 

The deadline for filing 
applications in the upcoming 
Student Government elections 
is 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 
according to Jerome Cox, 
commissioner of elections. 
Applications should be turned 
in to the Center for Career 
Planning and Placement, 305 
Student Union. 

There are 12 positions 
open on the SGA and they 
include treasurer, two senators- 
at-large, two senior class 
senators, two junior class 
senators, two freshman class 
senators and two graduate 
senators. During the Sept. 24 
election, 13 will be selected for 
the 1986 State Fair Court. 

Cox pointed out that a $10 
fee is required as a deposit 

when turning in an 
application. Without the fee, 
your application will not be 
counted or appear on the 
ballot. If all signs, posters or 
other campaign materials are 
removed within 48 hours of 
the election, your deposit will 
be returned. 

The election is scheduled 
for the Shreveport campus on 
Monday, Sept. 22 and the 
Natchitoches campus will go to 
the polls on Wednesday, Sept. 
24. If a run-off is necessary, 
they will be held on Monday, 
Sept. 29 in Shreveport and 
Wednesday, October 1 in 

You may submit a typed 
statement of no more than 100 
words with your application, 
stating why you would like to 
be elected to the office you are 

running for. This statement 
will appear in the Current 
Sauce. Any statement of over 
100 words will not be 

Pictures for the Sauce will 
be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16 
from 5 to 6 p.m. in the NSU 
Photo Lab on the first floor of 
Kyser Hall. This will be the 
only time pictures will be 
taken, Cox advised. 

An open-to-the-public 
meeting will be held on 
Thursday, Sept. 18 in the SGA 
Conference Room at 8 p.m. At 
this time, Cox plans to 
explain the guidelines and 
rules concerning elections and 
it is very important that all 
candidates attend. Cox 
stressed that it is very 
important for all rules to be 
followed "to avoid any 
problems or conflicts." 


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That may be due to the fact 
they offer three flavors of 
chicken. "We have the 
original, extra crispy and hot 
and spicy," he said. 

Kentucky Fried Chicken 
also offers a special snack box, a 
good idea for the college 
student or the busy working 
person. The snack box 
includes two pieces of chicken, 
potatoes and gravy or coleslaw 
and a biscuit for only $1.85. 

Sibley also owns Wendy's 
along with manager Jim Houk. 
'Wendy's offers a different 
variety to its customers," Sibley 
says. "Instead of the prepared 
hamburgers made in advance, 
Wendy's is not prepared until 
the order is placed." And a 
salad bar also adds to Wendy's 

Another popular eating 
spot is the local McDonald's, 
where one could easily grab a 
quick snack, a hearty breakfast 
or a light and easy meal. 

Steve Ciaccio, manager, 
says that McDonald's busiest 
time is during the lunch hour. 
"From 11:30 until about 1:30 
every day we are extremely 
busy," he says. "Friday and 
Saturday would have to be the 
busiest nights for us." 

Reopened in the last few 
years, Sonic offers drive-in 
service and call-in take-out 

Owner Bubba Ebarb and 
manager Mike Moore are 
busily working on several 
ideas for this school year. "We 
are trying to give the best 
service and appeal to the 
college students," commented 
Ebarb. "We do what we can to 
promote sales for college 
students. We understand their 
financial situtation. In fact, 
that is one reason we have 
slashed our prices." 

Sonic which opened in 
November 1985 after being 
closed almost three years, 
employs a lot of college 

stuaents and it is noted that 
there is a surge in business 
when college starts up. 

Pizza lovers have a wide 
choice. Pizza Inn is just one of 
these choices for both eat-in or 
carry-out orders, and offers a 20 
percent student discount. 

According to Eric LaCour, 
a ten-month employee of Pizza 
Inn, the restaurant offers a 
"great pizza and a terrific 
buffet" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The buffet includes all-you-can- 
eat pizza, spaghetti, salad, garlic 
toast and muffins for $3.29. 

LaCour says that the 
favorite pizza toppings seem to 
be the beef and pepperoni, 'but 
it's a tough choice." 

Mr. Gatti's manager Ed 
Blom says that his business is 
good during the noon hour 
and then picks up again from 
about 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. 
every night. Here one can 
enjoy pizza, lasagna or one of 
the many sandwiches, as they 
relax in front of a giant color 
TV screen. 

Blom also says that Mr. 
Gatti's delivers, with a lot of 
those orders being delivered to 
Northwestern's campus 

If you're tired of burgers 
and pizzas, Taco Bell offers 
tacos (of course), tostados, 
burritos, and nachos. And 
even Taco Bell has its own 
version of pizza. 

Lucy Coutee, shift 
manager, noted that Sundays 
are Taco Bell's busiest day on 
the weekends, and for good 
reason. On Sundays, tacos are 
offered for 49 cents. Taco Bell 
also offers a 10 percent 
discount with student ID cards. 

But these are not all the 
places to eat. There's still Pizza 
Hut, Farmer Brown's Fried 
Chicken, Burger King and 
Bonanza. And for something 
different, there's South China 
Restaurant with Chinese 
cuisine and American food 
seven days a week, with lunch 
buffets and specials and orders- 

But if all of this is not your 
thing, remember there's 
always Iberville. 

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Alpha Mu Gamma 


Home Economics Ed. Assoc. 


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Few highlights found 
for Demons in defeat 


Sports Writer 

There is no "Demon 
Pootball Highlights" television 
fchow this year, and maybe 
([hat's good. 

Because there were very 
w highlights that 
brthwestern fans would 
joy in last Saturday night's 
fel-0 loss on the road at 
Arkansas State. 

"It confirmed my worst 
fears," admitted Demon head 
coach Sam Goodwin, pointing 
specifically to a lack of 
offensive execution as NSU's 

"(Arkansas State) is not as 
[good as last year, and we 
Ifigured to be better 
lirrensively," said Goodwin, 
tho was hopeful of avenging 
jst year's 12-10 defeat. "Yet 
hey beat us by a larger margin 
han in 1985. 

| "Our passing game was 
lorrendous. Our guys were 
retting open, but they'd either 

drop the ball, or we'd have 
poor reads by our quarterbacks, 
breakdowns in the protection 
or busted patterns." 

The Demons completed 
just 7-of-25 passes with starter 
Rob Fabrizio going 2-for-10 for 
25 yards and Rusty Slack 
hitting 5-of-15 for 72 yards. 
Slack threw a costly 
interception early in the 
second quarter, leading to 
ASU's first touchdown after 
the Indians took over at the 
Demon 6-yard-line. 

It wasn't giving up a 
touchdown on that short 
drive, but allowing a 61-yard 
scoring march by ASU just 
before halftime that had NSU 
defensive coordinator John 
Thompson in the dumps. 

"We let a couple of things 
take the steam out of our 
game, and it cost us," he said. 
"They scored on a 6-yard drive, 
but then we let them come 
back and drive 61 yards before 
the half." 

Then, he said, to make 

matters worse... 

"We also didn't establish 
the tempo at the beginning of 
the second half and let them 
score again (on a 74-yard, 11- 
play drive for the third TD). If 
we hold them, then we're 
down by just 14 points, but by 
letting them score we put more 
pressure on the offense." 

The Demons had a 54- 
yard, 11 -snap drive die at the 
ASU 26, five yards away from a 
first down, after two Slack 
incompletions late in the third 

On the first NSU 
possession of the fourth 
quarter, a 64-yard, 12-play 
march came to a halt at the 
Indians' 18. A procedure 
penalty on third-and-two at the 
ASU 15 was the drive killer. 
Fabrizio's pass was incomplete 
on fourth-and-five after John 
Stephens gained two on third 



Freddie's ready 

Sophomore linebacker Freddie Wallace closes in on an Arkansas State runner in Saturday's 
21-0 loss to the Indians at Jonesboro. Northwestern is now 0-1 after its fourth consecutive 
season-opening loss under head coach Sam Goodwin. 




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NCAA lacks 
any logic in 
cruel ruling 

The intent of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association 
is to oversee and police 
intercollegiate sports programs 
across the country. The NCAA 
does what it can to curb 
cheating in college sports, but it 
never seems to be enough. 

Until last week. 

That's when the NCAA 
O.D.'ed on legalities. 

Big Brother is alive and 
well in Mission, Kansas, in 

NCAA President Walter 
Byers must have a staff of Tin 
Men up there on the 
windswept Kansas plains. You 
remember the Tin Man ~ the 
guy without a heart. 

At least he had good 

It's hard to find any good 
in the NCAA's stance 
regarding James Madison 
University and the University 
of Alabama, two schools which 
came face-to-face with calamity 
in the week before the college 
football season began. 



In football, disaster strikes 
when your star running back 
tears up a knee, or your kicker 
misses a game-winning field 
goal. The consequences at 
Alabama and James Madison ^ 
were much more tragic. 

Two young men died. 

At Alabama, a defensive 
player collapsed during a 
tackling drill as the Crimson 
Tide began its final week of 
preseason workouts. He never 
regained consciousness. 

A James Madison athlete, 
apparently joyriding with 
teammates, was fatally injured 
when he fell out of the back of 
a pickup truck. 

Sudden tragedy brings 
upon nearly all of us, except 
perhaps the people at the 
NCAA, an urge to "do the 
right thing." 

The right thing to do in 
this case, both schools decided, 
was to allow the players to 
attend the funerals of their 
fallen friends. 

James Madison arranged 
for two charter buses to take 
the football team about 100 
miles to the funeral site. 
Alabama rerouted its return 
trip from a season-opening 
game in New Jersey to 
Columbus, Ga., where final 
rites were administered the day 
after the Tide defeated Ohio 

According to NCAA rules, 
that wasn't the right thing to 


ON PAGE 8 ; 

SEPTEMBER 9, 1986 
VOL 75, NO. 5 

Sigs, Pop Tops 
take Tug-o-war 

Deja vu ? Demons 
hope so Saturday 


Sports Writer 

The 1986-87 Intramural 
season opened Thursday with 
13 teams competing for the tug- 
o-war title. 

Ka.ppa Sigma pulled their 
way to another victory in the 
men's division with TKE 
pulling in at second and Theta 
Chi at third. 

In the women's division 
Pop Tops narrowly out-pulled 
Sigma Kappa to take the title. 
The Tri-Sigma number one 
team took third place honors. 

With more than 175 
people attending the event, 
spectators lined Greek Hill to 
cheer their teams to victory. In 
addition to watching teams tug 
it out, viewers got the 
opportunity to watch the losers 
tumble into the water-filled 

A tough tug-o-war pull 
between Kappa Alpha and Tau 
Kappa Epsilon resulted in a 
broken rope, throwing 
members of both teams 
backwards. Of course, both 
teams thought the other had 
let go, and each side cheered 
.for their "victory." During the 
intermission caused by the 
quest for a new rope, students 
amused themselves by 
throwing unsuspecting 

viewers into the pit. 

"It was a lot of fun. I think 
everyone had a good time," 
said Valeria Salter , a Tri- 
Sigma from Many. 

In addition to tug-o-war, 
students attended an informal 
Intramural Council meeting 
held last Monday. More than 
10 teams were represented at 
the meeting. Following the 
council meeting, I-M student 
workers met for a training 
session and get-together. 

The student workers, 
which number more than 15, 
will be helping run Intramural 
activities and check out 
equipment to students. Three 
graduate assistants will be 
overseeing the operations of 
the department. 

Graduate assistants are 
Mike Knotts, a student 
personnel services major from 
Haynesville, David Diana, a 
clinical psychology major from 
Rochester, New York, and Lisa 
Darden, a student personnel 
services major from Van 
Buren, Arkansas. Abby White, 
a senior physical education 
major from Cottonport, will be 
helping train and oversee the 
activities' officials. 

Veteran I-M workers 
include Richard Chunn, Nona 
Lodridge, Dina Haynes and 
Freddy Silva. 

This week's events 
include co-ed softball being 
held 4 p.m. Tuesday through 
Thursday at the I-M fields. 

Registration deadline for 
punt, pass and kick will be 
Thursday. Punt, pass and kick 
will be held Monday the 15th, 4 
p.m. at the I-M fields. 

Flag football officials' 



That's the breaks 

Kappa Alpha Order's tug-o-war team is sent to the grass as 
the rope breaks in a match between KA and Tau Kappa Epsilon. 
The Tekes, of course, went sprawling, also. The match was 
resumed some 40 minutes later, and TKE went on to out-pull KA. 

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17th and 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. 
in the I-M building. Students 
interested in officiating and 
earning extra money should 
attend all sessions. 

Frisbee is set for the 3:30 
p.m. the 17th at the I-M fields. 
Frisbee throwing will be 
judged in three categories, 
accuracy, time aloft and 
distance thrown. 

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the swim meet is the 15th. The 
swim meet will be held 4 p.m. 
the 18th at the Recreation 

Students interested in 
participating in events 
requiring preregistration 
should go by the I-M office and 
pick up a roster. Office hours 
are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
weekdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 
and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 

Last year, Northwestern 
picked up its first football win 
of the season against McNeese, 
holding off a two-point 
conversion try with 1:12 left for 
a 14-13 win. 

The Demons are hoping 
history repeats itself on 
Saturday in Lake Charles when 
NSU aims for its first victory 
in a 7 p.m. contest against the 

While the Demons were 
being shut out in Jonesboro, 
Ark., last weekend, McNeese 
was rolling up the score against 
hapless Prairie View with a 
freshman running back 
leading the way. 

In games of interest played 
last Saturday: 

McNeese 57 
Prairie View 24 

MSU freshman back 
Tony Citizen set national, 
Southland Conference, and 
MSU records by rushing for 304 
yards on 30 carries. MSU's 
strong second half broke open 
a close 23-17 game at the half. 

Southern Miss 28 
Northeast 19 

The Eagles were just too 
strong for NLU in Hattiesburg, 
but the Indians were in the 
game until the very end. 

North Texas 7 
Southwest Texas 

In a battle of Texas' 
directional schools, North 
outlasted Southwest. Both 
teams will be members of the 
Southland next year, and both 
teams will face NSU this 

Nicholls State 
Youngstown State 

The Colonels traveled t bturda 
Ohio to knock off YSijpnjunc 
Nicholls led, 28-0, at the half 'jemon 
before Youngstown could put 
any points on the board. 

Oklahoma State 

A heartbreaker 
Lafayette as powerful 
Oklahoma State used an alley, 
oop with just eight seconds left 
to rally past Southwestern. 

21 dminis 
20 SU si 

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Stephen F. Austin 28 
Alcorn State 14 

Defending Gulf Star co- 
champion SFA beat back the 
SWAC's Braves in Lorman, 
MS. Stephen F. Austin will 
join Southwest Texas and Sam 
Houston in the Southland I 
Conference next season. 

Nevada-Reno 35 
Sam Houston 7 

Sam Houston shared the 
GSC title with SFA last year, 
but was not impressive 
Saturday night in Reno against 
the University of Nevada. 

Oklahoma 38 

There's no doubt who's 
number one, as the top-ranked 
Sooners wishboned the #4 
Bruins to death. 





Duke 17 
Northwestern 6 

Those Northwestern guys 
in Evanston have the same 
record as these Northwestern 
guys in Natchitoches - 0-1. The 
Blue Demons spoiled the debut 
of NU coach Francis Peay. 

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according to NCAA rules. That 
prevents Harvey's Steakhouse 
in College Town, USA, from 
giving $1 prime rib dinners to 
the jocks at State University in 
a rush of school spirit. In that 
context, the logic is obvious. 

But as it relates to the cases 

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of James Madison and 
Alabama, the logic is lacking. 

James Madison called the 
NCAA before the bus trip, 
wanting to ensure that it could 
provide transportation to the 
funeral tor the football team. 
But the NCAA ogres said 
providing that transportation 
would be providing "extra 
benefits" and the only way the 
university could do so would 
be to make the same offer to 
any member of the student 

Faced with that cold 
interpretation of the rule, 
James Madison cancelled the 
chartered buses. Players and 
coaches had to make their awn 
way down the road for the 

Alabama never asked the 
NCAA for permission. Instead, 
the 'Bama contingent went 
ahead with its plans to attend 
the funeral, as it should have. 

There were no complaints 
from rival schools, no 
recruiting advantage created by 
Alabama's move. It was just 
the right thing to do, the 

decent thing - for the players, 
for the family of their fallen 
comrade, for everyone 

Except the NCAA. Late last 
week, a wire service story 
quoted an NCAA official as 
saying Alabama was apparently 
in violation of the "extra 
benefits" rule and could be 



Perhaps most frustrating 
for the Demons was the failure 
to capitalize on good field 
position in the first quarter, 
when NSU: 

- took the opening kickoff 
and reached ASU's 45, just two 
yards shy of a first down, before 
being forced to punt; 

- got a 37-yard punt return 
from Kevin Lewis, who put 
the offense in business at the 
Indians' 31. From there, 
Stephens gained two but 
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- started its third series at 
the Demon 40, but a 15-yard 
clipping penalty stymied that 

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interception return that gave e takei 
the Demons the ball at ASU'J ^d 01 ^ 
22. After running to a first-and'r ff m( 
10 at the 11, Slack went for rAU , the 
gain on first down andP eir » 
fumbled it away on second, r inc hJ 
down. I Org 

"We dominated early andP\ t,nu < 
had every opportunity to score,r? y s 
to put some pressure ofl5 ken i] 
them," said Goodwin. "It wasp'ery 
tough on us. The ball didnff enter - 
bounce our way early in the j 
second half, and we were in * ■ 
hole for most of the game." 

It didn't sit well with ) 
Demon defenders like John , 
Kulakowski, who said 
played well, but we need W 
score some points on offense." 
Odessa Turner, who 

moved from wide receiver to!,, 

defensive back in spring ||js^ 
practice, was a two-way,Stoft_Wii 
standout against ASU. He nad „" 
a third quarter interception t<M Mi 
halt the Indians at the Demo"! 
20, and led NSU in receiving, "1 
with four catches for 53 yard* 'Tories, 
while seeing spot duty ""I 
offense. | "I'l 

John Stephens, swinging toting hi 
between fullback and tailba^l 
all night long, gained 85 yard* | Co: 
on 18 carries but was credit^ | 0f ten 
with an 18-yard loss late in th« Weteri, 
second period when he didn'l^'chola 
handle a pitchback on a to* linage 
sweep. His net of .67 yard* Union 
rushing broke his person^ , st udent 
streak of three straight l00-yaf^ af eteri, 
games dating back to laS'^w c 
season. ntr ees 
Punter Mike CroV'| Ser 
starting his bid for All-Ameri^.'^O p. 
honors, averaged 41.4 yards of 1 , 1 * fe 

eight kicks, none of 
were returned. 


>elta State game to highlight weekend's Family Day activities 


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34 Northwestcrn's annual 
17 family Day is scheduled for 

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Family Day 
rovides an opportunity for 
ydents, faculty, 
2i jministrators and relatives of 
2o JSU students to get together 
^ i an informal atmosphere, it 
•ovverfiiis become an important 
n alley. 
»nds left 

tradition, not only on campus, 
but in the community. 

Many of the students are 
really starting to look forward 
to the event, while others are 

"My parents came last year 
and they really enjoyed 
meeting all of my friends," said 
Sonya Rigaud, a student from 
Morgan City. 'They got a 
chance to experience some of 
the things I'm always talking 
about when 1 go home." 

In addition to visiting the 

dorms, parents have a chance 
to visit the dining hall, sorority 
and fraternity houses, the 
recreation complex, the field 
house, and attend the football 

Some other students don't 
find Family Day quite as 
exciting. "It's kind of sad 
seeing all of my friends visit 
with their families," said Patti 
Smiley, from Birmingham, 
Ala. "I only get to see my 
family about twice during the 

fall semester." 

"I always look forward to 
family day because it gives me 
a chance to meet some of the 
families of the residents," said 
Thelma "Mrs. C" Chaffin, 
house director at Natchitoches 
Hall. "It's nice to visit with all 
the relatives and friends of our 

"This year should be 
especially nice for everyone 
with all the emphasis being 
focused on student life," she 

Activities for Family Day- 
include an open house at the 
recreation complex, a reception 
for students and parents from 1 
to 2:30 p.m in the Student 
Union ballroom, with a band 
presentation at 2:30, open 
house in the dormitories, 
greek houses, recreation 
complex and fieldhouse from 3- 
5 p.m. and a Dutch treat dinner 
with students in Iberville 
Dining Hall from 4-6:30 p.m. 

The pregame show at 
Turpin Stadium begins at 6:45 

with kickoff for the game set 
for 7 o'clock. The south gate on 
the west side of the stadium 
has been designated as the pass 
gate for families to pick up 
their tickets. 

After the game, which pits 
the Demons against the 
Statesmen of Delta State 
University, an open house 
reception will be held at the 
President's Home on campus. 
All families arc invited to 

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After nineteen years in the 
assroom, NSU first lady 
Ima Alost is hard at work 
l-'l reserving the beauty of the 
orthwestern campus. 

Alost is on a one-year rest 
nd relaxation sabbatical from 
ie Northwestern Lab School, 
though the former second- 
rade teacher says she's had 
Mtle time for either rest or 
taxation as her time has been 
lied with official and 
Dmestic responsibilities. 

"Moving into the 
resident's home on campus 
hs been hectic," she said, 
here is so much to do." 

Mrs. Alost said her new 
i>me is much different from 
er old residence of twenty 
ears, and she is currently 
(decorating the first floor of 
ie house. She has borrowed 

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Terrorism expert to kick off 
fall Distinguished Lectures 




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Eyeing the competition 

Valerie Salter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, along with one of 
her sorority sisters, looks at the competition at last week's 
Intramural bike race. Salter finished third in the competition. 

Three speakers have been 
selected as part of NSU's 
Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Dr. John Stoessigner of 
Trinity College in San Antonio 
will speak on Monday, Sept. 29. 
His topic will be "Terrorism: 
Today and Tomorrow." 

The second lecture of the 
semester is set for Wednesday, 
Oct. 22, and will feature 
Charles Champlin, arts editor 
of the Los Angeles Times. 

World News Tonight 
correspondent Richard 
Threlkeld will visit the NSU 
campus on Monday, 
November 10, with an 
overview of international 
events and the Congressional 
elections, scheduled for the 
week before his visit. 

Lecture Series chairman 
Tom Whitehead said "the 
program this fall should be one 
of the outstanding series ever 
presented at Northwestern." 

Stoessigner is a former 
acting director of the Political 
Affairs Division of the United 
Nations, and has authored The 
Might of Nations: World 
Politics in Our Time. 

"Dr. Stoessinger's topic is 
certainly timely today and his 
expertise in the field is 

reflected in the national and 
international attention he has 
received in the past month," 
said Whitehead. "He has 
appeared on national 
television, been keynote 
speaker at the World 
Conference for Travel Agents 
in Singapore, and has 
addressed the Federal Reserve 
in Washington on the 
ramifications of terrorism." 

Champlin will be on 
campus to judge the Regional 

"The programs this fall 
should be one of the 
outstanding series ever 
presented at 

Tom Whitehead 
Lecture Series coordinator 

Theatre Festival, and will also 
present a lecture while at NSU. 
He has- been associated with 
Life and Time before joining 
the Los Angeles Times staff. 
He hosts a weekly TV series in 
Los Angeles on the movies, 
and is a highly respected 
entertainment expert. 

"Charles Champlin is 
visiting Northwestern to judge 
the Regional Theatre Festival 
and has agreed to participate in 
our lecture series. Champlin 
spoke hear four years ago and 
was outstanding, so we are 

fortunate to have him appear 
again," commented 

"His knowledge and 
expertise of the entertainment 
industry has made him one of 
the most respected figures in 
the field, plus his scholarly 
background has made him a 
recognized authority." 

November's appearance of 
Threlkeld at NSU will bring a 
familiar TV face to the campus. 

"Most of our audience will 
recognize Richard Threlkeld 
from his appearances on ABC 
World News Tonight, as well 
as Nightline," said Whitehead. 
" It is difficult today to get a 
major newsperson for a lecture 
because of their scheduling." 

"We are fortunate to have 
Threlkeld and especially 
immediately after the 
November elections, which 
should be a good subject for his 

A major figure scheduled 
for the spring semester's 
Lecture Series will be Senator 
William Proxmire of 
Wisconsin, one of the most 
colorful and controversial 
senators in Washington. His 
"Golden Fleece" awards for 
government inefficiency are 
well-known examples of his 
concern for federal spending. 

Potpourri pictures continue through Friday 

ortunity Individual pictures for the 
18-yard '87 Potpourri will continue to 
at eav« e taken until this Friday. All 
it ASU'i todents, as well as faculty and 
irst-and'fc'ft members, are encouraged 
it for n(j y tne yearbook staff to take 
i and^ eir individual photographs 
second inclusion in the book. 

T Organization pictures will 
irly andj|P nnnue through Thursday, 
to scorJoday's group pictures will be 
ure ofl '^ 11 in tne Orville Hanchey 
"It was gallery in the A.A. Fredericks 
1 diditf Writer. The schedule is as 


in & 

follows: 4:00, Periaktoi; 4:05 
Phi Alpha Theta; 4:10, Phi 
Epsilon Kappa; 4:15, Phi Kappa 
Phi; 4:20, Phi Mu Alpha 
Sinfonia; 4:25, Le Cercle 
Francais; 4:30, Phi Delta Kappa; 
4:35, PRSSA; 4:40, Phi Beta 
Lambda; 4:45, Psychology Club; 
4:50, Psi Chi; 4:55 Ranger 
Platoon; 5:00, Rifle Team; 5:05, 
Rodeo Team; 5:15 Sigma Alpha 
Iota; 5:20, Sigma Delta Chi; 5:25, 
SNA; 5:30, SLAE; 5:40, SPA; 
5:45, Council of Staff 

Administrators; 5:50, NSU 
Images; 5:55, Rho Lambda; 6:00, 
International Students Club; 
6:05, Young Democrats; 6:10, 
SAB; 6:15, SGA; 6:20, Pan- 
hellenic; 6:25, Alpha Kappa 
Alpha; 6:30, Delta Sigma Theta; 
6:35, Zeta Phi Beta; 6:40, Purple 
Jackets; 6:50, Blue Key. 

The schedule for 
Wednesday's pictures, which 
will be shot on the steps in 
front of the Student Union, is 

as follows: 4:00, Panhellenic; 
4:05, Phi Mu; 4:15, Sigma 
Kappa; 4:35, IFC; 4:40, Kappa 
Alpha Psi; 4:45, Phi Beta Sigma; 
4:50, Alpha Phi Alpha; 5:00, 
Kappa Alpha Order; 5:20, 
Sigma Tau Gamma; 5:40, Tau 
Kappa Epsilon; 5:50, Theta Chi; 
6:00, FCS; 6:05, Sigma Sigma 
Sigma; 6:15, Iota Lambda 

The following 
organizations have been 
rescheduled for Thursday, in 

front of the Student Union: 
5:00, SAM; 5:05, Assoc. for 
Student Artists; 5:10, Alpha Eta 
Rho. Between 5:15 and 5:45, 
any organizations who missed 
their appointed time should 
come for make-ups. Kappa 
Sigma is scheduled for 5:45 in 
front of the Student Union. 

If there are any questions 
or problems, call Craig Scott, 
organizations editor, at 357- 

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Gimme a Lite 

Student Union cafeteria's new 'Lite Line' proves popular with Northwestern students 

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'All the food is fried. " 

that has a million 

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"Til never lose weight 
wingiitf .Wng here. " 
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J5 ya$| Comments like these are 
credited i of ten overheard in the 
e in th e j^feteria. However, Linda 
e didn'INicholas, food service 
[ a to^j^anager for the Student 
7 yard s ,^ n ion cafeteria, is offering 
person*], s 'udents a light alternative in 
lOO-ya^ Ca feteria eating. Students can 
to las" ft °w choose between regular 
entrees and a lite line entree. 

Cro^n Served from 11:30 a.m. to 
Amelia j,.^0 p.m. weekdays, the lite 
'ards & 1 j ne features food that has 

whi^l e Wer calories and is more 
Nutritionally beneficial. 

Although items in the lite 

line are not "true" diet foods, 
they have been prepared with 
less oil, fat or butter and are 
baked or steamed rather than 
fried. In addition to containing 
fewer calories, the entrees are 
also lower in sodium and fat, 
Nicholas said. 

Items in the lite line 
contain about 300 calories per 
serving. Last Wednesday's lite 
line entree of chicken caccitore 
contained 313 calories. 
Whereas, the regular entree of 
meatloaf contained 540 

Nicholas, who is 
employed with Professional 
Food Service Management 
(PFM), began work on the lite 
line last February. She read 
about the idea in magazines 
and enrolled in a nutritional 
class in the Home Economics. 
Since that time, Nicholas has 
collected hundreds of recipes 

for the lite line and purchased 
several books on the subject. 

Menus for the lite line are 
currently scheduled three 
weeks in advance. In the 
future the menu will be 
expanded to five weeks to 

reduce repetition and to ensure 
the improvement of items 

"The first time an item 
appears on the lite line is its 
trial period," Nicholas said. "If 
the students are unhappy with 
the item we will make changes 
in it. If students are still 
unhappy with the item we will 
drop it from the menu." 

Nicholas said that 
response to the lite line has 
been good. 

"It is going better than any 
of us expected. We are all really 
excited about it," she said. 

The lite line speaks for 
itself, Nicholas said. There are 

rarely any leftovers and little of 
the food is wasted or left 
uneaten by the students. Billye 
Johnson, PFM cook, checks the 
dish line to see what is being 
returned uneaten. Most of 
the lite line entrees are eaten 
completely, Nicholas said. 

Although one might 
imagine mostly girls eating 
from the lite line, Nicholas 
said she was surprised by the 
number of guys choosing lite 
line items. 

"I think that the taste, the 
totally different items and the 
appearance of the food appeals 
to all the students, not just the 
weight-conscious. I'm sure that 
a lot of the students are 
unaware that they are eating 
items from the lite line," 
Nicholas said. 

Some of the items featured 
on the lite line include 
Hawaiian chicken, taco salad, 

fish in the garden and stir fried 

Suzie Nevels, junior from 
Haughton, said she looks 
forward to going to the Student 
Union cafeteria to see what 
they are serving on the lite 

'The Hawaiian chicken 
was really good. I heard a iot of 
people talking about it," 
Nevels said. 

Nicholas enjoys working 
with the lite line since she has 
more room to be creative. 

"I get to work with foods 
I've never worked with before, 
especially fish. In a few weeks I 
will be serving MahiMahi, a 
fish frequently eaten in 
Hawaii," Nicholas said. 

Although the price of the 
lite line entrees are a little 
higher than the regular 
entrees, the cost reflects the 
quality of the items being used. 

Selecting exotic items or foods 
which have been deboncd and 
defatted will naturally cost 
more, Nicholas said. 

Nicholas, however, feels 
that the items are worth the 
price. The items require more 
handwork and are prepared 
with ingredients containing 
less fat, sodium and 

Nicholas said she would 
like input from the students 
on what they think about the 
lite line. 

"If they think that an item 
is too bland I would like to 
know. That way we will be able 
to improve the taste," she said. 

Although the lite line was 
designed for the health of the 
students, they are not the only 
ones enjoying its benefits. 

"All of my staff except one 
ate from the lite line today," 
Nicholas said of the lite line's 

SEPT. 16, 1986 











Horsing around 

An NSU equine science 
worker checks on one of the 
University's many horses at 
the stables near Chaplin's Lake 
last week. With the beautiful 
summer-like weather the 
Natchitoches area has enjoyed 
lately, horseriding is a popular 
pasttime for Northwestern 

NSU Library 
offers much 
to students 

Watson Library is 
considered by many to be one 
.of Northwcstern's greatest 
assets. Visitors often comment 
how fortunate the University 
is to have such fine facilities. 

The building, a three story 
structure of approximately 
95,000 square feet, provides 
seating for over 1,000 students 
. and has a book capacity of 
. more than 350,000 volumes. 
The building includes a 
Reference Room, Reserve 
Room, Current Periodicals 
Reading Room and a Media 

The Cammie G. Henry 
Lousiana Room and Archives 
,i houses a significant collection 
of Louisiana books and 
archival materials. Branch 
libraries are located in the 
Nursing Education Center in 
Shreveport and at NSU-Fort 

Library resources presently 
comprise over 284,000 books 
and bound periodicals, more 
than 2,000 periodical 
subscriptions, a large U.S. 
Document Collection, and 
over 500,000 microforms of 
various kinds. 

Basic services to students 
and faculty are automated with 
the latest technologies. 
Computers are used for 
checking out books, classifying 
and cataloging materials, 
interlibrary loan, serials claim, 
bibliographic on-line 
searching, and administrative 

Dr. William Buchanan, 
director of libraries, has over 21 
years of experience as a public 
school teacher and 

administrator, university 
professor and library 
administrator. Among his 
duties as director are to 
provide skilled leadership in 
effective use of budget, staff, 
facilities and resources which 
will secure the best possible 
service to students and faculty. 

First im p ressions 

Freshmen talk about their initial reactions to NSU 


Staff Writer 

"Mass confusion." 

That's how one student 
sums up her first weeks at 
Northwestern, as an incoming 

"Dorm registration was 
real easy," Brandy Schwind, 
from Houston, explained. 
"But when I went to enroll for 
classes I didn't know what to 
do and the persons helping me 
seemed unsure also." 

Loretta Robinson, of 
Shreveport, had a quite 
different view of registration. 

"All of the upperclassmen kept 
telling me how difficult 
registration would be," she 
said. "When I went through, I 
was surprised at how simple it 

All of her experiences 

were not simple though. "My 
problems started with 
Financial Aid," she continued. 
"I refuse to believe that forms 
filled out months ago 
wouldn't be ready for students 
at the time of registration." 

Another big concern of 
freshmen students seemed to 
be instructors. 

Angela Williams of 
Shreveport commented that 
"with all of the publicity of the 
teacher changes everyone was 
telling me not to go to 
Northwestern, but I felt I 
should give it a try and decide 
myself. And so far, I love it." 

"Being a Public Relations 
major, I understand the power 
of first impressions," explained 
Eric Bushnell. "All of my 
instructors seemed genuinely 
interested in whether you 
failed or succeeded in their 

Bushnell added that he felt 
there should be more 
emphasis on aiding the new 
freshmen once they are on 

campus. "I feel that there 
should be some type of 
hospitality committee who 
would be on call all day in case 

a freshman has trouble with 
dorm accommodations or just 
to show him around campus 
to meet people," he said. 

The campus and 
environment were also topics 
new frehmen were talking 

Elementary Educatio 
major Lisa Guenther, frort 
Bossier City, likes "the sizes o 
classes. It's not such a ty 
change from high school. Als| 
the teachers are easy to talk tc 
and have time to listen to eacl 
student's questions." 

"It is totally different from 
New Orleans!" according 
Business major David Wolfe 
"The city and the Universih 
are like one big neighborhood 
And the people here are 
friendly to you the third wccl< 
as they were when you me 
them the first week." 


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The ROTC has given three 
new scholarships to Thomas 
Logan, Birtha Maxie and Greg 
Jolley. Logan received a three- 
year scholarship while Maxie 
and Jolley each received a two- 
year scholarship. 

The scholarships were 
awarded on academic 
performance and leadership 

Other ROTC activites 
include the reinstatement of 
daily flag-raising ceremonies at 
the request of President Alost. 
The raising of the flag was 
discontinued in 1982. 

The United States and 
Louisiana flags will be raised at 
7:30 a.m. and taken down at 5 
p.m. at the flag pole across 
from the Student Union. 

Industrial Technology 

The Industrial Technology 
Department was awarded 
$32,805 for program 
improvement in the fiscal year 
1985-86 under provisions of 
the Carl D. Perkins Vocational 
Education Act. 

This allotment was made 
available to the University in 
response to applications 
submitted by the department 
for funds to be used to 
purchase specific high 
technology equipment for the 
instructional program. 

The grant permitted the 
department to put into 
operation an industrial quality 
milling machine to be used in 
IET 2020. With this 

equipment, industrial 
technology students will gain 
experience in programming 
and operating computer 
controlled machines. 

Caldwell Drive 

University Police has 
advised that the south end of 
Caldwell Drive and the 

adjacent parking lot has been 
closed to thru traffic for one 
year, due to construction on 
the old Warren Easton School. 

Tour of Homes 

The 32nd annual 
Natchitoches Fall Tour of 
Homes will be presented 
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11- 
12, by the Association for the 
Preservation of Historic 

The two-day Natchitoches 
Fall Pilgrimage is expected to 
attract more than 5,000 visitors 
from throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

For the third year, visitors 
will have the choice of three 
distinct tours— the Town Tour 
in the Natchitoches Hisoric 
Landmark District and the 
Cane River Country Tour on 
Saturday and Sunday from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and the 
Candlelight Tour through the 
Natchitoches Historic District 
Saturday evening from 7 to 10 

For advance tickets or 
additional information on the 
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage, 
call 352-8072 or 252-4411, or 
write APHN, PO Box 2248, 
Natchitoches, 71457. 


Argus literary magazine is 
now accepting entries for its 
fall contest in the areas of 
poetry, short fiction, personal 
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Vince Lombardi couldn't 
stand to lose. The late coach of 
the Green Bay Packers knew 
that second place might as well 
be last. 

We can apply Lombardi's 
philosophy to economic devel- 
opment. In the competition to 
attract new industry and keep 
it, a state can't settle for 
seconds. Second place doesn't 
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The NSU Animal Health 
Technicians Association is glad 
to be back on campus, and has 
elected officers for the new 

New officers are Richard 
Repp, president; Beverly 
Ulmer, vice president; Melissa 
Fairbank, secretary; and Ed 
Read, treasurer. 

The Association's first 
fund-raising event will be a 
dog and cat wash to be held on 
Saturday, Sept. 20. Bring your 
animals to Maggio's on 
Highway 1 South between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. Only $5 for 
dogs and $3 for cats. 


The Society for the 
Advancement of Management 
will hold a meeting Thursday, 
Sept, 18 with President Alost as 
guest speaker. Students are 
invited to Room 102 of the 




Business Administration 
Building at 3:30 p.m. to hear 
the president speak. 

SAM yearbook pictures 
have been rescheduled for 5 
p.m. Thursday in front of the 
Student Union. 


The Fellowship of 
Christian Students would like 
to welcome all students to 
NSU. The FCS is a group of 
students who come together to 
share the word of God. 

Meetings are held every 
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 320 
Student Union. Everyone and 
anyone is invited to come and 
share and "be blessed by the 
word of God." 

Golf Tourney 

Entries are being accepted 
now for a two-man best-ball 
golf tournament this weekend 
benefit scholarship funds for 
students in the physical 
education and athletic 


The tournament will be 
held at the Natchitoches 
Country Club. Entry fee is $50 
per person with the field 
limited to six flights of 10 
teams each. Participants will 
receive two reserved seat 
tickets to the Sept. 20 NSU vs. 
Delta State football game and 
will be admitted to a postgame 
party in the Purple and White 
Room at the athletic field 

First, second and third 
place winners in each flight 
will earn merchandise prizes. 
For more information, contact 
Greg Burke at 357-5251 or 
James Smith at 357-5891. 

Bookstore credit 

A late decision was made 
during fee payment to allow 
students with credit balances 
(financial aid money left over 
after payment of fees) to 
purchase books from the NSU 
Bookstore on credit. Students 
may purchase books up to the 
amount of the credit balance. 

Art Department 

The NSU Art Department 
is moving quickly to keep the 
Orville Hanchey Gallery full of 
new works and shows on 

Dr. Grady Harper, 
professor of art, will be 
showing a group of 
approximately 50 water color 
paintings in the Gallery. The 
show will represent seven 
years of his art work from 1979 
through 1986. The one-man 
show will be open until 
September 30. The students 
and the public are invited 
between the hours of 8 a.m.. 
and 4:30 p.m. 

Blue Key 

Blue Key members are 
reminded that a group picture 
for the 1987 Potpourri will be 
taken at 6:50 today in the 
Orville Hanchey Gallery of the 
A.A. Fredericks Center. 

Immediately following the 
picture, there will be a meeting 
held to discuss many 
important items. All members 
are urged to be there for the 
picture and remain for the 


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Business workshop 

A "Going Into Business" 
workshop will be held by the 
University's Small Business 
Development Center on 
Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 
a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Union 320. 

The fee for the workshop 
is $20. More information may 
be obtained by calling Dr. Barry 
Smilev, director of the center, 
at 357-5611. 

Council of Ye Revels 

NSU's Council of Ye 
Revels held its organizational 
meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 
10. Subsequent meetings will 
be held on Wednesday at 4:30 
in the President's Room of the 
Student Union. 

Officers are Clay Williams, 
Lord High Master of Ye Revels; 
Johnny Dotson, Deputy High 
Master; Patricia Coffey, 
secretarie/ exchequer; and 
Chandcl Hcssclgrave, publick 

The group also discussed 
projects to raise money for 
members to attend 

Renaissance Fairs in other 
places, such as New Orleans. 
Several trips are being 
discussed for the fall. 

Membership is open to all 
interested students. Contact 
Clay Williams at 472-9271 or 
Jos. A. Johnson at 357-6608. 


KNWD will take pictures 
for the 1987 Potpourri at 5:00 
today in front of KNWD 

A Northwestern student 
from Poland will be discussing 
the communist government 
and what it is like to live in 
Poland or Russia. The student 
is Andrew Banasiewicz, whose 
father was a member of the 
solidarity union with Lech 

The talk is scheduled from 
5 until 6 p.m., Wednesday and 
call-in questions will be 

SEPT. 16, 1986 

accepted. The number is 357- 

Wednesday night, Sept. 17, 
will also be KNWD Night at 
the Parkway Cinema. ' Jor 
listening to ' KNWD, you can 
see any movie for $1. The 
movies presently showing are 
About Lost Night, The Patriot, 
Top Gun and Nothing in 

Blood Drive 

The Louisiana Blood 
Center will be at NSU on Sept. 
22, 23, 24 and 25 from 9:30 a.m. 

to 4 p.m. in the Student Union 

Come help save a life, 
have fun and get a free 
camouflage t-shirt. 
Northwestern is competing 
against Louisiana Tech for 

Voter Registration 

James McKnight, registrar 
of voters for Natchitoches 
Parish, will conduct a campus 
voter registration drive. 

Students need to bring an 
ID indicating that they reside 
in Natchitoches and are a 
student of NSU. The drive 
will be Sept 23, from 9:30 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. in the Student Union 

Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce and 
Potpourri offices have been 
combined to form the Office of 
Student Publications. 
Telephone numbers to the 
Office are 357-5026 and 357- 
5456. Both of NSU's student 
publications are based in the 
journalism complex, on the 
second floor of Kyser Hall. 

For the first time in the 
history of Northwestern, both 
the Current Sauce and 
Potpourri are entirely tyepset 
on campus. Only the actual 
printing is done off campus. 



all," she says. 

Alost said she spent many 
hours rummaging through 
storage rooms, basements, and 
closets on campus to select the 
appropriate furniture. 
"Preserving what we have is so 
important," she stated, adding 
that much of the furniture was 
damaged or neglected, but has 
been repaired and restored by 
campus carpenters. 

"I don't really see myself 
as First Lady, but still just 
Alma," continued Alost. "My 
sole role is to support my 

She said she feels her role 
as first lady is one who helps 
mesh the relationship between 
Northwestern and its 
surroundings. She wants NSU 
to be "accepted in the 
community and for there to be 
a closeness between our local 
area and NSU." 

Not only is she spending 
time remodeling the 

President's Home, but she says 
her pet project is the 
beautification of the campus. 
"Jerry Smith (NSU grounds 
and maintenance staff) has 
done some good work on 
campus, and I'd like to work 
with him to continue to 
upgrade campus beauty," she 

"It's just an idea for now, 
but some flowers and plants 
around the dorms might add a 
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Alost describes her typical 
day as hectic. Until recently, 
she spent much of her time in 
the President's Home, 
redecorating. Since the Alosts 
believe their home should also 
be utilized by the University 
and community, she has spent 
much of her time planning 
menus and shopping, in 
preparation for activities that 
bring the community to their 

Being the wife of a 
University president is more 
demanding than being the wife 
of the Louisiana School 
director, says Alost. 

"We now entertain more. 
So far, there has been less 
family time, and I've taken a 
year off from teaching to do 
everything I need to," 
commented Alost. "Louisiana 
School had some interesting 
programs, and I'm sure 
Northwestern will too." 

The Alosts have three 
sons, with ages of 29, 27, and 
15. The family attends First 
Baptist Church in 

Natchitoches, the oldest two 
Alost sons are married. One is 
an architect in Shreveport, and 
another is a newspaper 
photography editor in Baton 

The youngest of the Alost 
sons attends the Ninth Grade 
Center, and plays football and 
is a very talented artist. 

Alost said her family also 
enjoys time spent at their 
family camp, where the NSU 
president raises Angus cattle. 

She added that when the three 
children were younger, they 
fished at the small ponds on 
the farm. 

The places on campus that 
remind the first lady most of 
her days as an undergraduate 
at Northwestern State College 
are the sidewalks around 
Varnado Hall. Most of the 
other buildings of the NSC-era 
are gone, she said, adding that 
Russell Hall and Varnado used 
to be the hub of the campus. 

The shift of activity has 
been very noticable, she said. 
"Campus life has moved west" 
from the Normal Hill area to 
the Student Union-Kyser- 
dormitory area. 

Alost s ideas of preserving 
the old and being a caretaker 
for the future are very 
important to her, and she is ' 
working to obtain that goal. 

SEPT. 16, 1986 


Library needs 
better hours 

Watson Library is begging for students. has 
been noticed in the past few years that either students 
don't know about what the Library offers, or they 
simply don't take part. 

Our Library, besides being a nice building and a 
good place to study, has seating for over 1,000 students 
and a circulation of over 350,000 volumes. Not bad. 

But many facts remain about the Watson Library 
that should be addressed. 

The main one of course, is funding. 

With more money the Library truly could be one 
of the best in the state, if not the best. With more 
books, typewriters for students to use, more periodical 
subscriptions and microforms, student might not 
have to be attracted... they may come freely. 

Our Library staff and director are doing an 
excellent job, but with very limited resources. If we 
are going to support the Library and encourage 
students to come, more money should be allotted 

And to better please the students, the hours 
should be changed. Most students seem to think that 
staying open until 11 p.m. at night would give them 
more study time. 

And we could all use that... 

Lecture Series 
for the students 

The Distinguished Lecture series will soon begin a 
new year, with some very interesting topics. 

Dr. John Stoessinger will speak on Terrorism: 
Today and Tomorrow, on Sept. 29. In October, 
Charles Champlin, arts editor for the Los Angeles 
Times will speak, and in November the Lecture 
Series will present Richard Threlkeld, chief 
correspondent of ABC World News Tonight. 

But no matter who the speaker or what the topic, 
student participation at the Lecture Series has been 
low in recent semesters. 

We all should remember that student fees pay for 
the Lecture Series is paid for with student fees, and so 
the students should take part. It is perhaps one of the 
few educational offerings we have with student fees, 
and this year the offerings appear to be some of the 

There is question as to whether classes should be 
dismissed for the Lecture Series, since student 
attendance is low. If the dismissal of class is left up to 
the teacher, many would not think it worthwhile to 
let their classes go. 

If you abuse a privilege, you often lose it- 
Let's support the Lecture Series, and keep in mind 
that it is ours...and attend. 

After all.. .we just might learn something... 

TtoE ptCPtf WHO 

OH To 

Coming home sounds good to me 

As Phil Collins said so 
well in his popular song of a 
year ago, J can feel it, coming in 
the air tonight. 

'It" has got to be football 
season. And thank goodness, 
the Demons come home this 
Saturday when they play the 
Statesmen of Delta State 

I don't think I could 
handle another road trip this 

On Saturday I was one of 
47 Northwestern students who 
chartered a bus to go to Lake 
Charles for the NSU-McNeese 
football game. To say the least, 
it was really a lot of fun. 

Game...what game? 

Busing isn't cool when 
they do it to desegregate 
schools, but it is a great way to 
go to a football game. Two 
years ago when the Demons 
traveled to McNeese, I drove to 
Lake Charles. Things went so 
poorly that not only did I have 
trouble finding the stadium, I 
had trouble finding Lake 
Charles itself. 

This time, Mr. Trailways 
took care of it for me. 

And I could have a good 
ole time and not worry about 

The bus left Natchitoches 
at 3:30, giving us plenty of time 
to get there, maybe visit a 
fraternity party or two, and 
then head out to the game. 

Two pit stops, countless 
beers, and over 100 rounds of 
'Twist and Shout" singalongs 
later, the bus pulled into 
Cowboy Stadium. Time...6:30. 

Great. That gave us 30 
minutes to buy our tickets and 
find a seat. 

But no one told us it was 
McNeese's "freshman court" 

game, and that the entire 
population of Southwest 
Louisiana would fight for 

We, along with 20,000 
other people, stood in line to 
buy a ticket, only to be told 
"sorry... other gate." As in 
other side of the stadium. 


After ten minutes in the 
next ticket line, (6:55) I was 
already hoarse from cheering 
for NSU, much to the 
displeasure of the McNeese 
fans standing in line next to 
the Northwestern entourage 

They were more than happy to 
let us go ahead of them to get 
our tickets and get us into the 
stadium...and out of that line. 

It was really amazing. 
McNeese sold Northwestern 
fans student tickets for $3 each. 
A great deal, but nearly 
everyone on the bus forgot 
their student ID. Being the 
organized person I am (no 
laughs please) I lent mine to 
the guy behind me in line. 

A good Samaritan act 
obviously wears off. The guy I 
gave my ID . gave it to the 
person behind him. 
And so on.... Pretty soon 
nearly 20 NSU...and 2 had used my 
student ID. 

Sorry, folks, but some of 
the sorority girls on the bus 
don't look a thing like me. 
Lucky for them, I guess, but... 

Should student fees be raised to 
pay for the band and cheerleaders to 
attend away NSU football games? 

Valerie Boivin 

Junior languages major 

"No, I wouldn't mind 
since they need our support as 
representatives of 

Mia Sepulvado 

Junior English 





"I should not have to pay 
for them to go to away games, 
but the money should be 
found for them to go." 

Chris Wilcox 

Junior business major 
Cedar Falls, Iowa 

"That money should come 
out of student fees; however, I 
don't think fees should be 
raised for this purpose." 


Rhonda Brooks 

Freshman business major 

"No, because we need 
them to help support the 
Northwestern football team." 

Waiting in line wasn't a 
total waste, though. We met 
Margaret Lowenthau, a really 
nice lady running for the 
House of Representatives. 
Sorry, Margo, but we're in the 
wrong district. 

Five minutes after the 
game began, we made our way 
to our seats. One small 
problem remained. Our tickets 
read "General Admission," 
and that was at the top of the 
stadium. And the top part of 
the stadium was already full. 
Being the "make the most out 
of a bad situation" students we 
are, we exercised our 
"squatter's rights" and took a 
smaller section at the bottom 
of the stadium. 

Heck, they were better 
seats, too. 

We cheered for the 
Demons. Got upset when 
Northwestern fumbled. 
Cheered some more. Didn't 
like a particular call. Cheered 
again. Yelled at the McNeese 
fans. And cheered.. .and 
cheered...and cheered. 

It was at its peak in the 
second half, on fourth and 
long, as NSU's Mike Crow 
stood near our end zone, 
seemingly ready to punt. One 
short pass and 85 yards later, 
John Stephens was in the end 
zone. Touchdown, 

Unfortunately, when we 
had lined up for the punt, 
most of the girls in our section 
went to the bathroom. Too bad 
for them that girls have to go 
together. They missed 

Northwestern' s only 
touchdown so far this season. 

After that, our group got 
fired up. McNeese doesn't like 
opposing fans to cheer, though. 
Several times the "security" at 
the stadium told us to settle 
down, to quit cheering for the 
Demons. They even evicted a 
couple of the guys in the group 
for having "dirty" signs. 

I hope the people at MSU 
don't tell Mommy. She'll be 

The bus made it back to 
Prather Coliseum about 1:00, 
just in time for groups of 
people to head out to the 
Student Body or to the Cotton 
Patch. I heard it was a rowdy 
trip back home. 

I was tired, though. And 
smart. I rode home with a 
friend who drove! 

So, the Northwestern 
football team comes home this 
weekend with a win under its 
belt to face a good Division II 
team from backwoods 

We, as NSU students, will 
get our chance to show off our 
spirit to the world, or at least 
whoever's watching. 

It'll be a great game, and 
I'm thankful for one thing. 

They have to travel this 


John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism major who will 
have to behave at this week's 
game since he works in the 
press box... 



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The Current Sauce is 
published weekly during the 
fall and spring semesters by 
the students of Northwestern 
State University of Louisiana 
is not associated with any of 
the University's colleges or 
departments and is financed 

Current Sauce is based in 
the journalism complex of 
Kyser Hall. The business office 
is 225A. telephone (318) 357- 
5456. The editor's office is 225H, 
telephone 357-5339. The 
managing editor and news 
editor share 227A, telephone 
357-5245. The advisor is 
located on the first floor of 
Kyser, telephone 357-52 1 3. 

The mailing address for 
Current Sauce is P.O. Box 5306 

NSU. Natchitoches. LA 71497. All 
correspondence, including 
letters to the editor, are 
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The deadline for all 
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discretion of the editor. 

Letters to the editor should 
be typed (double-spaced) 
and signed, and should 
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where the writer can be 
reached. No anonymous 
letters will be printed. 

Current Sauce 
subscription rates are $11 per 
academic year (26 issues) or 
$6 per semester (12 issues). 
The paper is entered as 
second-class mail at 
Natchitoches, LA. The USPS 
number is 140-660. 

SEPT. 16, 1986 

Dominant Demon defense kicks McNeese 

Crow's fake punt provides winning margin 


Sports Editor 

Sam Goodwin is one of 
those football coaches who 
believes you win with good 
defense and a strong kicking 

So it should come as no 
surprise that the fourth-year 
Demon mentor enjoyed last 
Saturday night's Northwestern- 
McNeese confrontation in 
Lake Charles - particularly 
since his team won. 

The Demon defense 
limited McNeese to one score - 
- a 45-yard field goal - while 
the kicking game provided all 
of NSU's nine points. 

"We played a good tactical 
game. Both teams did," said 
Goodwin. "There were two 
very good football teams out 
there on Saturday night. That's 
the way football was meant to 
be played." 

Generally speaking. 

On the bright side, the 
Demon defense put the clamps 
on a McNeese offense which 
had rushed for nearly 600 yards 
and scored 57 points in its 
season-opening game a week 
earlier. While slowing down 
the Cowboy attack, NSU also 
made the big plays to keep 
McNeese out of the end zone. 

Most notably, the Demons 
got a fumble recovery from 



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John Kulakowski to halt a first- 
half McNeese drive four yards 
shy of the end zone; used a 9- 
yard safety blitz sack by Odessa 
Turner to turn the Cowboys 
back from the NSU 15-yard- 
line early in the third quarter; 
and halted McNeese at the 
NSU 32 on James Hall's 
fumble recovery midway 
through the final period. 

"We played as well as we 
have in a long time," said 
defensive coordinator John 
Thompson. "We swarmed to 
the ball and pursued. We did a 
lot that only shows up on film - 
- (defensive tackles) Leon Carr 
diving in, Russ Robinson 
falling behind a pile to tie 
things up - to help contain 
their running game." 

Of primary concern for 
Thompson's troops was 
tailback Tony Citizen, who had 
304 yards in the first game. 
Citizen gained 109 on 26 calls 
against NSU, but was the guilty 
party on both McNeese's key 
fumbles (see above). 

' "Citizen is a hell of a 
back," said Thompson, 'but we 
were very physical with him." 



Gang's all here 

Gang tackling helped the Demon defense put the clamps on McNeese's potent running attack last 
Saturday night in Lake Charles as NSU scored a 9-3 victory. Among the Demons combining on this 
tackle were Henry Sibley (90), John Kulakowski (45) and James Hall (90). Demon linebacker J.T. 
Fenceroy, NSU's leading tackier, was named the Gulf Star Conference player of the week. 

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Demons hoping 
to take offense 
in home opener 

Is this the week that the 
Northwestern offense comes to 

All the elements appear to 
be present. The Demons are 
corning off an emotional win 
at McNeese. They're back 
home in Turpin Stadium. The 
opposition for Saturday's 7 
p.m. contest is a Division li 
school, Delta State. 

Last week, the Statesmen 
opened their season with i 
homefield 28-13 win over 
Southern Arkansas, giving up 
203 passing yards in the 
process. Gwaine Matthews had 
107 yards rushing and scored 
twice for Delta State. 

In other action last 

38 - Baylor 
7 - Louisiana Tech 

It wasn't a specTechular 
game in Waco, as the 12trp 
ranked Baylor Bears abused the 
Bulldogs. Baylor is now 2-0, 
while the Dawgs are 1-1. 

24 - Southwestern Louisiana , , , 
20 - Northeast Louisiana 

The NLU Indians have' 
started the season at 0-2 for the 
first time since 1977. It was the 
first-ever win at USL for new 
Cajun coach Nelson Stokely. 

26-Nicholls State 

25 - Troy State 

Nicholls, one of NSU's 
Gulf Star rivals, is now 2-0 
after defeating Division II 
power Troy State in Alabama. 
Troy missed five field goal 

48 - Texas Christian 
31 - Tulane 

The Green Wave opened 
the season in losing form, just 
like in last year's 1-10 season. 
TCU's Tony Jeffery rushed for 
over 300 yards. 

23 - Sam Houston State 
6 - Montana State 

The defending GSC co- 
champion Bearkats won their 
first game of the season by 
downing their visitors from up 

38 - Abilene Christian 

24 - Southwest Texas State 

Gulf Star Conference 
member Southwest is now 0-2 
on the season after getting 
bombed by the Division II 

30 - Arkansas State 
10 - Memphis State 

Defending Southland 
champion Arkansas State 
looks like they are for real this 
year, as they are now 3-0 after 
easy wins over IAA power 
Southern Illinois, NSU, and 
Division I Memphis State. 


SEPT. 16, 1986 

Sig Tau takes co-ed Softball title 


Staff Writer 



Sigma Tau Gamma came 
out the victors in the 
Intramural coed Softball 
tournament held last week at 
the I-M fields. 

With 10 coed Softball 
teams participating, Sig Tau 
defeated Slaughterhouse Gang 
#2 on Thursday to take the 

One of the most exciting 
games in the tournament was 
Thursday's Slaughterhouse 
Gang #1 vs. Slaughterhouse 
Gang #2 match. With the bases 
loaded, Gang #2 hit a grand 
slam in the bottom of the 
seventh inning to defeat the 
#1 team in the semifinals. 

Lasting three days, 
Slaughterhouse Gang #2 
placed second in the In 
tournament after Sig Tau, with Vickie 

placing third. 

The bike race, held last 
Monday drew 20 participants 
and a crowd of onlookers. In 
the men's division, Juan Di 
Donato, independent, placed 
first with a time of 12:49. Todd 
Hebert, Slaughterhouse Gang, 

placed second with 12:40. 
Richard Repp of Sig Tau placed 
third with a time of 13:27. In 
close pursuit for fourth was 
Repp's brother Scott, riding for 
Kappa Sigma. 

the women's 


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If you have an overall 3.0 GPA, you may qualify 
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There's no need to wait for your State Board 
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Kappa, took first place honors 
with a time of 16:32. 
Cleveland's teammate, Missy 
Cathey, also of Sigma Kappa, 
placed second with a time of 
17:05. Valerie Salter, Tri-Sigma, 
rode in at third with a time of 

The bike course took 
contestants around the 
perimeters of the NSU 

Events this week include 
punt, pass & kick held 
Monday. Frisbee is set for 3:30 
p.m. Wednesday at the I-M 
fields. Contestants will 
compete in three areas: 
accuracy, time aloft and 

The swim meet, set for 4 
p.m. Thursday at the 
Recreation Complex, will 
feature races in both short and 
long distance swims. Students 
needing a ride to the Complex 
should contact the I-M office. 

In addition to events, this 
week's activities include the 
flag football clinic in 


preparation for flag football 
season. The clinic will be held 
Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in 
the I-M buidling. Students 
interested in earning extra 
money officiating flag football 
games should attend all 

A special invitation to the 
clinic is extended to students 
who know everything about 
flag football and "like to gripe 
out student officials. 

The clinic will be under 
the direction of students Abby 
White and David Diana. 

The last day to register for 
the flag football season is 
Monday the 22nd. All 
interested students are 
encouraged to participate and 
turn in a roster. The flag 
football season will last five 
weeks and consists of regular 
season play and tournament 
play. Flag football is the first 
major sport of the 1986-87 I-M 


But for all of the defensive 
heroics, it took a little Vegas 
gambling from Goodwin to 
provide the margin of victory. 
Facing fourth-and-two at the 
NSU 18 in the third quarter, 
with a 3-3 tie score, the Demon 
coach rolled the dice on a fake 
punt play. 

Mike Crow took the snap 
and passed to John Stephens in 
the left flat. Some 82 yards and 
a nice downfield block from 
Adrian Howard later, the 
Demons had a touchdown. 

"Either he (Goodwin) has 
the most guts in the world," 
laughed Thompson, "or he's 

But Crow, who didn't 
have one of his better punting 
games (only a 37-yard average), 
never had a doubt about the 

"I was surprised when we 
called it, but then again, 
wasn't," the senior said. "We'd 
worked on it all week long in 
practice. McNeese rushes their 
ends real hard, and all John 
had to do was push one inside 
and release to the wide side of 
the field." 

Since just one play made 
the difference on the 
scoreboard, Goodwin admitted 
there were two factors which 
could have easily sent the 
Demons home winless after 
two starts . 

"The fumble at the start of 
the second half would have 
beaten us if our defense hadn't 
•risen to the occasion," he said, 
pointing to Turner's sack, "and 
the blocked extra point (after 
the TD) could have cost us." 

Starts Thursday! Sale Ends Saturday!! I 

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Junior Todd Sterling of Alpha Phi Alpha rounds a curve during 
last Monday's intramural bicycle races on campus. A total of 20 
students participated in the competition. 

Lady Demon spikers 
make Prather debut 

After splitting four 
matches last weekend, the Lady 
Demon volleyball team opens 
its home schedule Saturday 
afternoon with a 2 o'clock 
meeting with McNeese in 
Prather Coliseum. 

The Lady Demons 
impressed Coach Tootie Cary 
with their play in the season- 
opening Southern Arkansas 
Invitational last Friday and 
Saturday. NSU opened with a 
15-13, 15-8 loss to eventual 
tournament champion 
Ouachita Baptist, then blew out 
Louisiana Tech 15-4, 15-5 in 
pool play. The host team 
handed NSU a tough 15-12, 15- 
11 defeat but the Lady Demons 

rebounded for an exciting 15- 
13, 7-15, 15-9 win over Wiley 

"After the way we played 
last weekend, 1 think we can 
compete with anybody on our 
schedule," said Cary, in her 
first year as coach. "The funny 
thing was that when we played 
hard, we played badly. When 
we relaxed, we played better. 
We made mental errors when 
we pressed but got the job done' 
when we relaxed." 

After Saturday's home 
opener, the Lady Demons' next 
action will come next Tuesday 
in a 6:30 match with Louisiana 

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charge for the matches. 

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It was a normal Thursday 
jght in Rapides Hall. 

The residents had eaten 
japper earlier and were 
hidying, watching TV, 
|siting and getting ready for a 
light out at the Student Body. 

Things began to change 
tound 7:30 p.m. when 
Brother" Dave DeCuir, front 
fesk worker, received a report 
t third floor South was on 

"I thought that it was 
obably just a trash can fire 
til I went up there and saw 
Jl the smoke. I ran back down 
the desk and called 
niversity Police. They called 
ie Natchitoches Fire 
lepartment," DeCuir of Baton 
ouge explained. 

As the smoke began to 
jread, residents began to 
>read the word to get out of 
te building. Matt Rice of 
wolle had just gotten out of 
ie shower when he heard 
jmeone hollering "fire!" 
Rice, who lives in 415 South, 
egan pounding on the doors 
long his hallway to help clear 
ie building. Rice eventually 
>ent several hours standing 
utside Rapides clad only in a 

Brian Smith, a volunteer 
reman in his hometown of 
;lle Chasse, heard about the 


n page 2 




No alarms, extinguishers 
in Rapides, say residents 


News Editor 

Helping hand 

Sophomore Brian Smith of Belle Chasse aids Natchitoches fireman Isaac 
Lewis at the South Rapides dormitory fire on Thursday. Smith was the only person 
hospitalized at the Natchitoches Parish Hospital after the incident, as he was 
treated and released for smoke inhalation. photo BY charlotte rush 

A mattress fire which was 
reported at 7:25 p.m. Thursday 
night at South Rapides Hall 
revealed several malfunctions 
in the dormitory's fire 
prevention system. 

According to several 
residents of South Rapides 
who took action upon noticing 
the fire, there were no 
available or functioning fire 
extinguishers on the third 
floor, nor were there any fire 
alarms that sounded warning 
even after repeated attempts at 
different outlets in the 
building. The resident of room 
312, Asma Thomas, was not in 
his room when the fire broke 
out in his room. 

Dorm resident Robert 
Hayes of 311 South Rapides 
lived across from the room 
where the fire originated . He 
was alarmed of the event 
when he noticed smoke 
flowing out of his air 
conditioning unit. After 
opening his door to 
investigate, he noticed the 
smoke coming from room 312. 
Hayes tried pulling the two fire 
alarms at each end of the hall. 
When no alarm sounded, he 
began to warn other residents 
by pounding on doors. 

Eventually Hayes had to 
run down to the front desk to 
warn the attendant of the 
danger. Hayes said that instead 
of immediately calling the fire 
department, the desk clerk first 
went up to third floor to 
confirm the story. 

Ronnie Cobb, who lives in 
303 South, also noticed the 
smoke and flames coming out 
of 312, and sought a fire alarm. 
He said, "I tried one on the 
third floor, and one by the 
lobby by the swinging doors, 
neither worked." 

Maxwell Barton, resident 
of 322, complained of not 
hearing an alarm, and also of 
residents not having a fire 
extinguisher at their disposal. 

Room 315 resident 
Michael McHale had a 
different story. He said, 'The 
only fire extinguisher on the 
whole floor was in my closet. 
It was there before I moved in, 
and it did not work." 

The entire Rapides 
residence hall complex of 330 
rooms had to be evacuated 
manually by the University 
Police. Residents were notified 
by policemen pounding on 

Eventually, a fire alarm 
did sound in the building, 
about five minutes after the 
fire department had arrived. 

The fire was extinguished 
at 8:05 p.m., but because of the 
extensive amount of smoke, 
students were not allowed to 
enter the dormitory until 10:00 
p.m. Residents of South 
Rapides' first, second, and 
fourth floors " were able to 
return to get personal 
belongings, but third floor 
residents were not allowed 
onto that floor. All 184 South 
Rapides residents were 

See FIRE ~~ 

on page 2 

terrorism expert to kick off Lecture Series 

Monday's 9.a.m. lecture in Fine Arts Auditorium to give insight on worldwide problem 



"Terrorism is on the 
impage today as never before 
f history," according to Dr. 
)hn Stoessinger, who will kick 
ff the 1986 Distinguished 
ecture Series on Monday. "It 
as become a threat to every 
usiness executive and has 
ndangered the very fabric of 

The lecture is scheduled to 
Cgin at 9 a.m. 

Stoessinger, professor of 
Mernational affairs at Trinity 
University in San Antonio, 

Texas, is an internationally 
recognized political analyst and 
an expert in the field of 

What can you do to protect 
yourself from terrorism? 
Where are the most likely 
danger spots? What can be 
done locally, nationally and 
internationally to eliminate 

These and other questions 
will be answered during his 
lecture in the A.A. Fredericks 
Fine Arts Center's main 

Stoessinger, who fled from 
Nazi-occupied Austria, has 

lived in China for seven years, 
serving the International 
Refugee Organization there. 

Stoessinger holds the PhD 
from Harvard University, and 
has taught at Harvard, 
Columbia, Princeton, and the 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology (MIT). He has also 
served as acting director of the 
Political Affairs Divison of the 
United Nations. 

He currently holds the 
position of Director of the 
Advanced Institute for 
American Leaders. 

He is the author of The 
Might of Nations: World 

Politics in Our Time, among 
many other leading books on 
world politics. During the past 
years he has lectured in all 
states of the Union and in 
more than twenty foreign 

He is former director of 
the political affairs division at 
the United Nations and is 
author of the book The Might 
of Nations: World Politics in 
Our Time which was awarded 
the Bancroft Prize. 

Other books by Stoessinger 
include The Refugee and the 
World Community, Financing 
the United Nations System, 

Power and Order, The United 
Nations and the Superpowers, 
Nations in Darkness: China, 
Russia, America, Why Nations 
Go to War, Henry Kissinger: 
The Anguish of Power and 
Crusaders and Pragmatists: 
Movers of Modern American 
Foreign Policy. 

Following Stoessinger's 
lecture at Northwestern will be 
presentations by Charles 
Champlin, arts editor for the 
Los Angeles Times, on 
Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. 
and Richard Threlkeld, chief 
correspondent of ABC World 
News Tonight on Nov. 10 . 


John Stoessinger 

Enrollment down as graduate numbers continue slide 



I. Fall semester enrollment 
N Northwestern reflects a 
feht increase in the number 
p undergraduate students, but 
I sharp decline in graduate 
Kollment, causing overall 
pirollment to dip by nearly 8 

University officials 
Impeded the sharp drop in 
paduate enrollment because of 
m elimination of tuition 
Exemptions and the 
c °ntinuing phaseout of the 

Professional Improvement 
Program (PIP) for teachers. 

Enrollment of all students 
on all four NSU campuses as 
of the 14th class day is 5,272, 
down by 407 from fall, 1985. 
Undergraduate enrollment, 
however, edged upward, from 
4,450 to 4,466. 

According to Dr. Ray K. 
Baumgardner, registrar, this 
fall's undergraduate enroll- 
ment includes 2,340 freshmen, 
which he stated "is probably a 
small increase in the number 
of true first-year students 
enrolled at the University." 








Baumgardner explained 
that the 1985 count of 2,672 
freshmen included all transfer, 
re-entry, and Basic Studies 
students who in past years 
have been designated as first- 
year students. That system has 
been changed, and those 
students have been assigned to 
their appropriate upper-level 

"With that change in the 
enrollment system," he said, 
"only actual first-year students 
were included in the 1986 
freshman count. Transfer and 
re-entry students are now 
being assigned to their proper 
classes, and that change is 
reflected in increases in all 
higher level classes." 

Baumgardner said that 
sophomore enrollment is up 
from 648 last year to 786 this 
year. Junior class enrollment 
climbed from 481 to 574, and 
senior registration increased 
from 586 to 699. 

A significant decrease in 
graduate enrollment "was 
anticipated because tuition 
exemptions for teachers have 
been eliminated, and the PIP 
program, which provided 

financial incentives for 
educators enrolling in graduate 
courses, is being phased out," 
said Baumgardner. 

He added that the decline 
in the Graduate School 
"involved almost exclusively 
those students who were 
taking only one course and not 
the University's full-time 
graduate students. Full-time 
enrollment in the Graduate 
School is down by only six 
students from last year." 

President Alost expressed 
his satisfaction with "the 
stability of the University's full- 
time enrollment," and said the 
enrollment figures are 
gratifying "because we had 
anticipated sharp declines 
because of Louisiana's tuition 
increases, the elimination of 
tuition waivers, and the PIPs 
program which had inflated 
graduate enrollment in recent 

Universities across the 
state and nation are expecting 
enrollment declines this year, 
Alost said, because of changing 
population trends an d 
spiraling tuition costs. 

"The enrollment problem 

in Louisiana-even at the 
undergraduate level-could be 
even more serious," Alost said, 
"because of the state's 
staggering economy. ' Some 
schools are expecting under- 
graduate enrollment losses of 
as much as 10 percent." 

The president also was 
pleased "not just with the 
overall increase in under- 
graduate enrollment, but also 
with the increased number of 
students living on campus." 
Northwestern has 1,232 
students in dormitories 
on the Natchitoches campus 
this year, compared to 1,190 last 
fall. Alost attributed some of 
growth to the residential 
scholarships created shortly 
after he became president in 

ACT scores have not been 
averaged yet, but Alost said 
NSU officials "anticipate a 
significant increase. The 
University's average scores 
have been below the state 
average of 16 in recent years, 
but the average for students 
accepting the residential 
scholarships was well above 

the national norm of 19." 

Alost said his goal is "to 
maintain stability in enroll- 
ment this year and expand 
enrollment in the future 
through vigorous, aggressive 
recruitment programs." 

"I feel that the University 
is on course in meeting those 
goals," added the president. 

■ "There is excitement and 
optimism at Northwestern not 
only as a result of the stability 
in undergraduate enrollment 
but also because students are 
excited about positive changes 
at the University, and those 
students are our best 

Undergraduate enroll- 
ment at the University's 
campuses showed little change 
this year from 1985. 
Natchitoches has 2,766 
undergraduates, compared to 
2,811 last year. Shreveport 
remained the same at 569. Fort 
Polk increased from 611 to 698, 
and Alexandria declined from 
450 to 386. Undergraduates 
enrolled at other locations (off- 
campus courses) increased 
from 9 to 47. 


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fire and went to the third floor. 
Smith managed to kick the 
door open but the fire 
extinguisher he had did not 

"I saw lots of flames and 
the mattress was burned 
completely. You could even 
see the springs," Smith said. 
After helping to fight the blaze, 



relocated to Varnado Hall. 

Boutte said the reason that 
there were no available fire 
extinguishers is that they were 
stolen. "Students are taking 
them, and putting them in 
their room, and using them for 
pranks," Boutte said. "In the 
future we will have them 
down the hall whether the 
students horseplay or not. We 
hope that students realize it is 
serious matter now." 

As for the fact that the fire 
alarms failed to sound warning 
in the dormitories, until the 
fire department arrived, Boutte 
said, "we are unaware of the 
circumstances, but the 
situation is under 


Smith spent the night at the 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital, 
and was treated for smoke 

As four Natchitoches fire 
trucks arrived on the scene, a 
crowd of NSU students 
gathered in the Rapides 
parking lot. 

Meanwhile, most of the 
residents of third floor South 
were watching the Alpha Phi 
Alpha step being held in the 
Sabine parking lot. Following 
the show, the crowd rushed 
over to Rapides to find out 
what was happening, according 
to Cornell Lowrey, an Alpha 
Phi Alpha member. 

Although the crowd 
outside the dormitory 
continued to grow, not all of 
the residents on South had left 
the building. Andrew 
Barasiewicz, room 426, did not 
even know there was a fire 
until he looked out the 
window and saw the fire 

"I looked out the window 
and saw firetrucks but no 
smoke. When I opened the 
door, the smoke poured in. I 
had to hold a shirt to my face 
to get out. I couldn't see 
anything because the smoke 
was so thick," Barasiewicz said. 
"My roommate Kevin (Dollar) 
didn't have anything over his 
face and he almost got sick." 

As the crowd outside the 

dorm continued to grow, 
firemen determined the source 
of the blaze to be room 312. 
Firemen put out the fire and 
began the battle with the 
smoke. Windows were broken 
to let out the smoke and to 
haul up fresh oxygen tanks. 
Students cheered as the 
firemen broke windows. 

Residents around room 
312 began to wonder about the 
condition of their belongings. 
Sheldon Brooks, room 316, was 
worried about his clothes, 
stereo, TV and VCR. Other 
students began questioning 
present university officials 
about school insurance. 

Students also began to 
wonder about where they 
would be living. Some of the 
residents made plans to stay 
overnight in Sabine Hall; 
however, Harold Boutte, 
director of Housing and Food 
Services, announced that 
residents of South would be 
moved temporarily to 
Varnado Hall, which is 
scheduled to undergo 
renovations this academic 

Although the actual fire 
was out by 9 p.m., South 
residents were unable to enter 
their rooms until midnight. 
Residents were unable to enter 
the wing until the state fire 
marshal declared the building 

During the wait, students 
amused themselves by posing 
for news cameras, visiting with 
friends and making the most 
of an unhappy situation. Girls 
from Sabine Hall made several 
trips to Rapides with grocery 
bags full of popcorn. The 
Domino's pizza man even 
made an appearance as 
students called out for pizza. 

When residents were 
finally allowed to enter the 
wing they were admitted one 
floor at a time. Residents 
quickly entered the building, 
grabbed a few personal items 
and headed over to Varnado. 

Residents who lived on 
the third floor, however, were 
left with only the shirts on 
their backs. Entry to the third 
floor was denied until the state 
fire officials could make an 
inspection of the source of the 

By 1:30 a.m. residents of 
South had emptied the wing 
and moved to Varnado. The 
wing was locked and 
University Police stationed an 
all night watch to protect the 
wing from intruders. 

Although the cause of the 
fire has not been determined, 
Kevin Hopkins of Belle Chasse 
said that his fraternity, Kappa 
Sigma, had absolutely nothing 
to do with this one. The Kappa 
Sig house was gutted in a July 3 

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Coming out 

Fireman Isaac "Bo" Lewis of Natchitoches climl 
out a first floor window in South Rapides dorm durii 
Thursday's evacuation of the residence complex. All 
South Rapides' 184 male residents were moved 
Varnado Hall, which was closed for renovations. 

Getting into sha pe 

Back Alley Gym, Body World lead local craze as students try to 'build a better body 



Staff Writer 

With the increasing 
interest in looking and feeling 
good, getting into shape has 
become an obsession of the 
young and old alike. 

Natchitoches is no 
exception to the cities joining 
the fitness rage that is 
„ sweeping the nation. 
Natchitoches offers two such 
places for one to take 
advantage of the trend. 

The latest addition is the 
Back Alley Gym, which opened 
in early 1985, which is owned 
by James Lilley. 

Lilley, who has 10 years of 
n organized weight training 


experience, including being a 
former NSU football player, 
says that the Back Alley Gym is 

I for the person who is serious 
about training. 

"Working out can be 
serious, fun and healthy for 
I you, as well as a good hobby," 

• he says. 

For a student rate of $18.95 
for 30 days a student can enjoy 
working out and getting into 
shape at the Back Alley Gym, 
which has a membership of 
about 60 college students, both 
men and women. They 
welcome all beginners to join 

The Back Alley Gym offers 
a serious workout in a friendly 
atmosphere for anyone who 
has the time and 
determination for an hour's 
workout at an average of 63 
cents a day. 

A workout for beginners 
consists of a 3-4 day entire body 
workout. A more advanced 
bodybuilder will workout 6-7 
days and workout in muscle 

"Bodybuilding is no longer 
a man's world," says Lilley. 
'There is an increasing interest 
with women." The Back Alley 
Gym has a 60 - 40 ratio of men 
to women and provides co-ed 

training where everyone works 

out at the same time. 

The Gym also offers 
certified instructors who work 
with members on an 
individual basis. These 
workouts vary depending on 
certain people. "Some people 
come here to lose, while others 
want to gain," he continued. 
"Our programs provide 
aerobics and anaerobics 

Besides exercise intruction 
at the Gym, members are also 
instructed on the uses of diets 
and supplements. "It is 
important you eat right to feel 
good," Lilley added. "You need 
food high in complex 
carbohydrates for energy used 
in these workouts as well as 
everyday activities. Besides the 
proper food, you also need 
proper rest and recovery after 
each workout.. By following 
these few guidelines one can 
increase their life span, 
physical appearance and 

After a workout 
with machines and free 
weights members can unwind 
and relax in the steam room. 

The Back Alley Gym is 
open seven days a week, 
Monday through Friday from 
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 
Saturday and Sunday. 1 p.m. to 
5 p.m. 

"It's great out here," says 
John Leaver, a sophomore 
sociology major who has been 
a member on and off at Back 
Alley Gym since the fall of 
1985. "It's a great atmosphere 
with no distractions. I've 
enjoyed my years here and 
gotten some good advice and 
made some progress." 

"Here we get down to 

fitness facility for nearly six 

Assistant manager Jeff 
Starnes, who is a Business 
Administration student at 
Northwestern, became an 
instructor at Body World after 
he began working out there. 

Body World has a 
membership of over 550, of 
which over 100 are college 
students. The Club offers 
several memberships on a 
yearly basis and according to 
whether you are joining as a 
single, couple, student or 
family. Students can join on a 
semester basis. 

Body World also offers 
discounts for college students 

and sauna are really nice and 
the people are easy to get along 
with...we help each other out." 

Connie Thiels, a recent 
Northwestern graduate, has 
been an aerobics instructor at 
Body World for three years and 

also serves as assistant 
manager. She thinks that Body 
World is the best place in the 
area to work out. 

"We have state-of-the-art 
equipment for our members to 
work on, a super aerobics floor, 

all with certified instructs 
she says. 

Body World is open 
days a week, from 6 a.m. 
p.m. Monday throu 
Thursday, until 8 p.m. 
Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday! 

If you just ask for a light 
you never know what you'll 

busines," says Greg Kendrick, 
junior Journalism major, who 
recently joined the Gym. 

Bodybuilding and fitness is 
one of the fastest growing 
crazes in the world and Body 
World Health Club located at 
1007 Claudia Street has offered 
Natchitoches a complete 

who are interested. They are 
currently offering a $19 per 
month special for all students 
who come in before September 


Both men and women are 
welcome to join Body World 
and make use of its facilities. 
The facilities include sauna, 
steam room, whirlpool and 
nautilus equipment as well as 
a sundeck. There is also a juice 
bar, pro shop, swimming pool 
and a nursery for 

Individual and class 
programs are provided at Body 
World, all of which are 
supervised by certified 
instructors. "Here at Body 
World we will work with 
you," says Starnes. "We make 
sure you do it right and don't 
get hurt. We always have 
someone on the floor checking 
things out." 

Body World's classes 
include aerobics, water 
exercise, jazzercise as well as 
floor exercise and 

bodybuilding. Each class is 
conducted amongst a friendly 
atmosphere where people get 
along together and are willing 
to help each other out. 

Richard Mangum, a senior 
Physical Education major, has 
been with Body World for over 
a year. "I like it here," he says. 
"The equipment, whirlpool 

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The Society for the 
dvancement of Management 
as planned a credit card drive 
ir this week, today and 

SAM will award a service 
ard to the member who has 
tade the most contributions 
h the past two semesters. The 
Ivvard will be presented at the 
Innual banquet. 

The following committees 
Lere established: field trips, 
bnquet, fund raising, and 
Publicity and programs. 


The National Association 
jf Industrial Technology will 
old a meeting Thursday, Sept. 
5 at 5 p.m. in Russell Hall. 

All students in the 
Industrial Technology program 
Ire invited to attend the 
heeting which will be 
pnducted in the NAIT room, 
jefreshments will be served. 

French Club 

The French Club, Le Cercle 
l-ancais, is an organization of 
(udents with an interest in 
ranee, the French language 
rid culture. You don't have to 
ike classes in French to be a 
lember, a genuine interest in 
\e French lifestyle is enough. 

"We have people in the 
lub who speak French fluently 
nd we do our best to help the 
iew students who sometimes 
ind their 101 and 102 French 
ourses hard," said Di-Onetta 
jnes, president. 

Other officers are Paula 
iubin, vice president; Dawn 

s dim 

m durli/illiams, secretary; and 





amille Marroush, treasurer. 
)r. Elizabeth Rubino is the 
lub's advisor. 

For more information, 
Dntact Dr. Rubino in the 
anguage Department or one 
f the officers. 

Tour of Homes 

The 32nd annual 
Natchitoches Fall Tour of 
Homes will be presented 
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11- 
12, by the Association for the 
Preservation of Historic 

The two-day Natchitoches 
Fall Pilgrimage is expected to 
attract more than 5,000 visitors 
from throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

For the third year, visitors 
will have the choice of three 
distinct tours— the Town Tour 
in the Natchitoches Hisoric 
Landmark District and the 
Cane River Country Tour on 
Saturday and Sunday from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and the 
Candlelight Tour through the 
Natchitoches Historic District 
Saturday evening from 7 to 10 

For advance tickets or 
additional information on the 
Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage, 
call 352-8072 or 252-4411, or 
write APHN, PO Box 2248, 
Natchitoches, 71457. 


Argus literary magazine is 
now accepting entries for its 
fall contest in the areas of 
poetry, short fiction, personal 
essay and one-act play. The 
contest deadline is October 31, 

Those who do not wish to 
submit for contest but who 
would like to be considered for 
publication are welcome to 
turn in their work at any time 
preceding the spring deadline. 

Those who wish to help 
with the production of the 
magazine are invited to attend 
staff meetings every Tuesday at 
5 p.m. in the Argus office, 316A 
Kyser Hall. 


The Fellowship of 
Christian Students would like 



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Chances are. getting a good 
job is something that is on your 
mind frequently these days. It 
is on our mind, too. That's one 
of the reasons your Louisiana 
Investor-Owned Electric Com- 
panies are working hard to get 
our economy going. And there 
are two ways to do that. Either 
by helping the businesses and 
industries we already have in 
our state and encouraging 
them to stay, or by attracting 
expanding business and indus- 
try from other states. Your 
Louisiana Investor-Owned Elec- 
tric Companies are doing both. 

Our experienced teams of indus- 
trial specialists are continually 
discussing expansion with exist- 
ing in-state industries and also 
with out-of-state firms. What 
we're offering them are tailor- 
made packages that include 
attractive tax moratoriums 
and incentives, job training pro- 
grams for high technology and 
other industries and a way of 
life that is attractive to both 
workers and management. 

In short, we're doing our 
best to make sure that when 
you're looking for a good open- 
ing, there'll be one. 

Investing In Your Energy Future 


Central Louisiana Electric Company 
Gulf States Utilities Company/ Louisiana Power & Light Company 
New Orleans Public Service Inc. /Southwestern Electric Power Company 

to welcome all students to 
NSU. The FCS is a group of 
students who come together to 
share the word of God. 

Meetings are held every 
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 320 
Student Union. Everyone and 
anyone is invited to come and 
share and "be blessed by the 
word of God." 

Blood Drive 

The Louisiana Blood 
Center will be at NSU 
beginning today, until Friday 
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 
Student Union Ballroom. 

Come help save a life, 
have fun and get a free 
camouflage t-shirt. 
Northwestern is competing 
against Louisiana Tech for 

Caldwell Drive 

University Police has 
advised that the south end of 
Caldwell Drive and the 

adjacent parking lot has been 
closed to thru traffic for one 
year, due to construction on 
the old Warren Easton School. 

Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce and 
Potpourri offices have been 
combined to form the Office of 
Student Publications. 
Telephone numbers to the 
Office are 357-5026 and 357- 
5456. Both of NSU's student 
publications are based in the 
journalism complex, on the 
second floor of Kyser Hall. 

For the first time in the 
history of Northwestern, both 
the Current Sauce and 
Potpourri are entirely typeset 
on campus. Only the actual 
printing is done off campus. 

Voter Registration 

James McKnight, registrar 
of voters for Natchitoches 
Parish, will conduct a campus 
voter registration drive. 

Students need to bring an 
ID indicating that they reside 
in Natchitoches and" are a 
student of NSU. The drive 
will be tomorrow, Sept. 23 
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 
Student Union lobby. 

Bookstore credit 

A late decision was made 
during fee payment to allow 
students with credit balances 
(financial aid money left over 
after payment of fees) to 
purchase books from the NSU 
Bookstore on credit. Students 
may purchase books up to the 
amount of the credit balance. 

Business workshop 

A "Going Into Business" 
workshop will be held by the 
University's Small Business 
Development Center on 
Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 
a.m.-3KX) p.m. in Union 320. 

The fee for the workshop 
is $20. More information may 
be obtained by calling Dr. Barry 
Smiley, director of the center, 
at 357-5611. 

Blue Key 

Blue Key will hold a 
meeting this Thursday at 6:30 
p.m. in 240 Student Union. 

The meeting will be brief, 
according to Leonard Powell, 
president. The purpose will be 
to make nominations for 
Who's Who Among 
American Colleges and 

All members are asked to 
check with Merri Smith in 
Admissions to sign up to work 
at a booth at the Natchitoches 
Parish Fair. 

Another Blue Key Meeting 
will be held the following 
Thursday in 241 Student 
Union, at 7 p.m. This meeting 
is very important and all 
members will be required to 

Wesley Foundation 

Tuesdays at the Wesley 
have become days for great 
lunches. If you are tired of 
cafeteria food and want some 
good home cooking, drop in 
between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
It's only 50 cents. 

Once Bitten and 
Quicksilver have been the 
movies shown lately. Show 
time is 7 p.m. and popcorn is 

Next Wednesday is 
recreation night. Wesley 
members may also have a 
swimming party or attend the 
parish fair. If you have a 
suggestion, please call or come 


The Public Relations 
Student Society of America 
will have a meeting at 4:30 
p.m. on Wednesday in Room 
206 of Kyser Hall. The purpose 
of the meeting will be to 
welcome new members and 
elect officers for the new year. 

PRSSA is for students 
majoring in Public Relations, 
but is not restricted. All 
students interested in the study 
of Public Relations are invited 
to attend. 

For more information 
contact Mr. Frank Presson, 
Room 225E of Kyser Hall, 357- 


Crowd pleaser 

Sophomore Cane River Belles member Melissa 
Canales of Leesville flashes a smile to the Family Day 
crowd of 8,100 at Saturday's NSU-Delta State football 
game. NSU clobbered the Statesmen and is now 2-1 on 
the season. 


Warren Easton renovations set 

Multi-million dollar remodeling to make lab school 'state of the art' 


Staff Writer 

"I believe that in the 
future the new Warren Easton 
building will be a big plus for 
NSU as well as elementary 
education in our area," said 
Lynelle Scoggins, principal of 
the Northwestern Elementary 
Lab School. 

The "big plus" as Scoggins 
explained will come from the 
flexibility of the new building. 
"In order to assist in 
experimental classroom 
education," she said, "the 
building's interior will not 
include any walls separating 
the classroom areas." 

Lab schools are mandated 
by the State of Louisiana to be 
experimental and creative in 
educational philosophy. 
"Within every five years our 
lab school will begin using 
another system or philosophy 
of education," Scoggins added. 
She went on the say that the 
new building will be "perfect 
for implementing different 
programs because we can 
rearrange the building's 
interior with movable 

The $3.5 million 
renovation project, designed by 
Harold DeKyser of Alexandria, 
was approved with a new 

educational program in mind. 
The program is based on the 
theory put forth by John L 
Goodland in his book A Place 
Called School. 

"The philosophy," 
Scoggins continued, "involves 
what you may call a 
community of children." She 
explained that without the 
walls a child can move from 
one area to another when the 
instructors feel he is ready, and 
can do so without any 
attention being placed on grade 
level. 'This is to promote the 
children when they are ready, 
not just after a period of one 
year," she said. 

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"There will be a video 
observation room in the 
building so that instructors and 
students working on methods 
can observe the class 
situations," Scoggins said. 
"This might improve on some 
of the classes at Northwestern, 
therefore attracting new 

Warren Easton will also 
house library support units for 
the classes and a new 
gymnasium is being built 
behind the building for 
physical education and 
recreation. Westerchill 
Construction of Alexandria is 
carrying out the renovation 
project which is scheduled to 
be finished in June 1987. 

The project is being 
funded by the state from a fund 
which was specifically set up 
for the building. "We had to 
go through three different sets 
of plans before we decided to 
go with the project," Scoggins 
concluded. "But with a joint 
effort from the faculty and 
other consultants, we feel that 
this type of building will be 
best suited for our changing 
classroom environments." 

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t. Eat more high-fiber foods such 
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SEPT. 23, 1986 



Exercise your rights 

Here we go again... 

We've beat the drum, we've jumped on the 
bandwagon, we've screamed it from the second floor 
Of Kyser Hall: 

Get involved and vote in the upcoming election! 

Well, enough. 

We're all adults and we should have.. .should 
have.. .enough responsibility to go out and vote for 
the people we want. 

And that's what we can all do tomorrow at the 
SGA elections. Or we can ignore it. It's entirely up to 

But no one can ever justly complain when he did 
not vote. And those are usually the ones that scream 
the loudest. 

Northwestern's SGA has had a problem in the 
past and right now: apathy. 

How many other schools have trouble finding 
people to run for office? It's not hard to get a position 
on NSU's SGA... just run for something nobody else is 
running for. 

And the voters are apathetic, too. They don't care 
who wins or who represents them. So they don't 

Certainly we are not talking about everyone at 
Northwestern. There are plenty of concerned students 
who have gone out and elected their candidates. But 
there are also those who have ignored the fact that 
there is even an election. 

With our "new image" emerging, let's get a new 
attitude about voting. It doesn't take long and, 
pardon the expression, everyone's vote counts. 

Wake up. And if you want to... vote. 

Times are changing 

Are we perhaps seeing the Alost administration 
beginning to pay off? Has his promise to think of the 
students first materialized? Are we being considered, 
is our service better? 

We each have our own ideas about that, we're 
sure, but something that has recently happened might 
cast a shadow on future changes. 

The Cashier's Office will now remain open 
through the lunch hour. 

So many times we've all gone to take care of 
something or pay a fine, or whatever, only to have an 
out to lunch sign posted on the door. 

All campus offices should remain open during 
lunch, especially the offices that have more than one 
or two people manning the desks. Students who 
commute or work find that lunch is the best, and 
sometimes only, time to take care of problems that 
have arisen. 

Other problems that might be addressed.. .more 
phones for Financial Aid. The phone is often busy 
when questions need to be asked. 

And Financial Aid should certainly' have a more 
convenient spot. The basement of Roy Hall is neither 
attractive nor easily accesible, for students or for 
Financial Aid workers. In a more high-traffic area, 
the office could help students better, and be happier at 
the same time. 

We don't mean to complain too much.. .keep up 
the good work... 

And may the 

best man win... 

Politics, politics, politics. 

That word seems to be our 
middle name in Louisiana. 
After all, to get anything, to be 
anyone, you've got to know 
someone else. 

No, its not right, but that's 
the way it is.. .you've got to play 
the game. 

And the sad thing is, most 
of us aren't playing with a full 

For instance... 

I had a dream the other 
night. It was election time at; 
NSU. Everyone voted. 

Everyone knew the person 
they were voting for. And 
everyone had good reasons for 
voting for the person they 
voted for. 

And the best thing of 
all.. .the election was not 

I cannot remember an 
election in the past few years 
that went uncontested. I 
mean, someone always finds 
something to gripe about, 
whether it is legitimate or not. 

One semester, the newly 
elected president of the SGA 
was contested because he 
hadn't served on the 
Association long enough, or so 
someone said. What 
happened...did someone not 
read the rules? Or did .we just 
ignore them that year? 

And we all remember the 
last semester when people 
were screaming 
"impeachment" and "conflict 
of interest", etc. 

I don't know about you, 
but I think I'd rather just forget 
about all of that. 

And now, its time to go to 
the polls again. This is where I 
wake up... 

Wouldn't it be nice to 
have an election with no 
contestations.. .with no reasons 
to scream or complain...just a 
nice simple election... 

I really need to wake up 

A definite problem in 
Louisiana, not just at NSU, is 
that people vote for candidates 
for no apparent reason. And 
people furthermore don't 
know the people they are 
voting for or what position 
they are running for. 

As an example... 

Our Current Quotes 
photographer Kevin Hopkins 
went out last week to gather 
his weekly allotment of man- 
in-the-street interviews. His 
question for the week was 
"Who are you going to vote for 
in the upcoming senatorial 

Two of those questioned 
answered Faye Williams. 

Now there are 14 people 
running in the senate race, I 
think. The possible answers 
would have included Henson 

Moore, John Breaux, J.E. 
Jumonville, Jr., et al. 

Faye Williams is running 
for congress. In Alexandria. 

Needless to say, there are 
no Current Quotes for this 

And people's reason for 

My mother is voting for 
J.E. Jumonville, Jr. (Who?) 
She's too Republican to vote 
for Breaux and she doesn't like 
Moore, either. "But J.E. 
Jumonville is a nice man." 

Edwin Edwards is a "nice" 
man, mother. 

Well, we don't live in a 
perfect society. The best man 
doen't always win. In fact, he 
rarely does. 

But there are certain 
things we can do. We can read 
the papers. We can watch TV. 
We can listen to the radio and 
try to understand what who 
stands for and what who is 
against. And who we think 
best reflects our own political 

We do have those don't 
we...well..don't we? 

Is anybody left out there? 
Just forget it, and vote... 

Craig Scott is a senior 
from Natchitoches who 
doesn't like to discuss politics 
with friends... the safest way to 
keep them. 

Yes, Virginia, there is life at other colleges 

Are things good at NSU? Bad at NSU? How do other schools' students feel... 

"There's nothing going on 
at NSU." 

"Campus life is so fun and 
exciting this year." 

Most students usually 
subscribe to one of those two 
points of view. I'm still 

So to give Northwestern 
students a perspective of other 
state universities, my fingers 
did the walking over the 
weekend, contacting old 
friends, enemies, or other such 
people at every school in 

Eddie at Louisiana Tech 
says life at Tech is pretty much 
the same as always (whatever 
that means), but adds the 
Techsters are pretty upset about 
being drilled 38-7 by Baylor last 

It seems many of the Tech 
students and staff don't agree 
with the school's decision to 
pursue "big boy" football 

After all, he says, why 
should the Bulldogs get 
crushed by Baylor when they 
can beat up on "little schools" 

like NSU each year? 
Cute, Eddie. Cute. 
Northeast students are 
partying as usual, but the 
unusually poor performance of 
the Indian football team has 
put a damper on campus life, 
says Jennifer (who's married to 

The Tribe is 1-2 after 
squeaking by 0-3 Southwest 
Texas last week, but NLU fans 
are hoping for a turnaround. 
Meanwhile, says Jennifer, they 
are at the Funroe (or, Monroe, 
if you please) bars, celebrating 
the wins they hope they'll 
soon get- 
But who needs football? 
Life goes on, or so says Jim at 
Southeastern. He claims 

campus life at SLU is getting 
better, but they're finding it 
hard to party for SLU cross 

I bet. Go Lions Run! Go 
Lions Run! 
Can't see it. 

Even if things are tough in 
Hammond, Jim says, at least 
Southeastern isn't losing 
football games anymore. And 
he adds, of course, that SLU's 
last win was 0V er 


We'll forget about that 


Tarty" is the key word at 
USL in Lafayette. The 
Southwestern students, 
according to Michael, haven't 
realized their football team is 
off to its best start in years at 2- 
1. Cajun football exists? 

Those guys are still hung 
over from registration-week 



parties. Even a dry fraternity 
rush couldn't slow down the 
Cajuns. Bars on Johnston 
Street are packed every night, 
he says. 

Kind of like the Student 
Body on Saturday, I asked. 

"Not exactly," he said, 

Hmmm. I think he just 
insulted Natchitoches' 

While we're on the subject 
of partying, Steve at LSU-Baton 

Rouge says Tigerland was 
rolling right along until Miami 
of Ohio rolled into town last 
week...and upset the Tigers. 

"Everyone looks like 
zombies down here," he said. 
"I've never seen the 
enthusiasm we had after the 
Texas A&M game, but now..." 

Oh well. At least the 
Tigers have the week off to 
think about it. And like the 
students at NLU, the LSU 
crowd is flocking to Murphy's 
and other such places to forget 
their troubles... 

LSU's northern campus, 
though, isn't too exciting. I 
took a first-hand look at LSU- 
Shreveport last week, and b-o-r- 
i-n-g. Let's talk about lack of 
campus life—at 2 p.m! 

The darn blood drive was 
the only activity on campus. 
Well, I bet they did get some 
studying done last week. 

McNeese State is, 
according to Robbie, typically 
McNeese. "It's okay, I guess, 
but the football team has 
everyone down." 

It seems the Cowboys have 
trouble handling the fact that 

they lost to both Northwestern 
and Nicholls State in the same 
year. "It's hard to get fired up 
about a team that got drilled by 
Nicholls last week." 

Now, now. The folks at 
Nicholb, of course, are just the 
opposite. A 3-0 football start 
has the entire University 
looking ahead to the Gulf Star 
race. The fact that enrollment 
sank at the NSU of the South 
hasn't seemed to hurt the 
atmosphere any, says Lynn. 
"Thibodaux's always fun in the 
fall, but the school itself 
usually isn't. But this year 
we're cautiously optimistic 
about the Colonels." 

Gene in New Orleans says 
Tulane, despite finally 
winning a game (then again, 
they played Vanderbilt), is 
"still too egghead" for most 
people in Natchitoches to 

I won't touch that one... 

John Ramsey is a senior 
from Baton Rouge whose 
Mom joins the other 75.000 
mad fans in disbelief after 
Saturday's LSU game... 

Miami of Ohio? 





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State Fair elections highlight SGA ballot 

Wednesday's student vote to decide Northwestern's State Fair Court as well as several senatorial positions 



ytonoglng Editor 

Elections for positions on 
the Student Governement 
Association and for 
Morthwestern's State Fair 
Court will take place 
tomorrow, Wednesday. Polls 
will open at 8 a.m. and close 7 
p.m. in the lobby of the 
Student Union, according to 
erome Cox, commissioner of 

Voters will elect two 
freshmen class senators, two 
sophomore class senators, one 
senator-at-large and nine for 
the State Fair Court. 

Junior class senators 
Jonnette Eitel and Charlotte 
Zumwalt won their elections 
by acclamation, as did seniors 
Myles Parker and Donald 
Davis. New graduate senators 
are Carta Proctor and Marty 
Maley, who ran unopposed. 
The new SGA treasurer is 
Richie Trum. 

Hopefully some progress 
will be made on Normal Hill 
in the next few months so that 
it will have a more positive 
image," he added. 

"We've made 



"We are looking forward buildings standing intact today 
to a fantastic year," according to are not being used 
Caprice Brown, SGA secretary. 
Brown pointed out the initial 

success of the PASS (Problems 

and Student Solutions) 

program. Students who 

participate in PASS fill out a 

form, available from the SGA 

office, explaining the problem 

and what their solution would 

be. Immediately the form is 

assigned to a senator who 

addresses the problem and 

takes the necessary action. 

"I think that the 

suggestions will help a great 

deal," she added. "They may 

be looking at the problem from 

another angle than we are." 

Other SGA projects 

include student's phones and 

the clearing away of the 

remains of Caldwell Hall. 

"Some would like to see it 

developed as a park," said 

Tommy Moore, vice president 

of the SGA. "And some would 

like to see it rebuilt. But that is 

impossible since many 

The following 
for SGA positions 
these statements to the Current 

John Joseph 

Candidate for Freshman 

My name is John Joseph, 
and I would like to represent 
you as one of your Freshman 
Student Senators. I feel that 
my knowledge of the 
parliamentary procedure will 
enable me to better represent 
you in all areas of your college 
life. My experience will enable 
me to make clear and rational 
decisions. If I'm elected, I 
promise to be available to 

listen to any problems that you 
may have, and help you in any 
way possible. 

Your vote will be whole- 
heartedly appreciated. 

Joe Robertson 

Candidate for Freshman 

At the present time NSU 
is going through a "rebuilding 
its image stage," as one would 
call it. I feel upon enrolling at 
NSU this is one step toward 
the new goal of the University - 
"enrollment." I feel by 
running for this office I can 
help make things happen, 
which is what needs to be done 
at the present time. 

The heart of a good 
university is a strong, active, 
student government. I would 
be very honored to be a part of 
the SGA at NSU. This is 
something everyone should be 
a part of at any school. One 
needs to "get involved" to 
have a successful college 

I would appreciate your 

Kelley Robertson 

Candidate for Freshman 

Freshman students at 
NSU, with Student 

Government elections being 
next week you may unsure of 
who would best represent us, 
the freshman class. 

I feel I am one of the two 
representatives you should 
elect because it is your interest, 
worries, and ideas that I am 
concerned about. I want the 
ideas and concerns of 
freshmen to be heard and I 
want the freshmen to be 
informed on the activities and 
policies of NSU. 

I will represent you well, 
so vote for me. 

Kimala Williams 

Candidate for Freshman 

I, Kimala Williams, would 
like to be elected Freshman 



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Class Senator because I have a 
strong desire to objectively 
represent all members of the 
freshmen class. I feel that I am 
capable of expressing the voice 
of the freshmen class in all 
possible and necessary 
situations. Freshmen, elect me 
as your class senator and you 
won't regret it! I am the best 
possible candidate to serve as 
Freshmen Class Senator since I 
will effortlessly pursue all the 
duties and responsibilities this 
office holds. 

Karen Guidry 

Candidate for 


Hi, my name is Karen 
Anne Guidry. I am a 
sophomore here at NSU, and 
running for the position of 
sophomore senator. For a little 
inside view, some of my goals 
deal with having ice machines 
for all residential halls, 
extended library hours and 
better facilities for the disabled 
(for example, ramps). In being 
your senator, these additional 
assets and more would make 
college life more enjoyable. 
Please consider me when vou 
vote. I'd really appreciate your 
support, and I look forward to 
serving you as sophomore 

Melissa Harper 

Candidate for Sophomore 

Hello, I am Melissa 
Harper, a sophomore majoring 
in computer science and dance. 
I am announcing my candidacy 
for one of the two sophomore 
senator seats. 

If I am elected, I will try to 
find the answers to questions 
concerning the termination of 
the Basic Studies Department, 
equal assortments of Greek 
items in the bookstore, food 
services, student fees, Greek 
Hill and Chaplin's Lake. 

I will do my best to answer 
these questions, but remember 
you are the only one who can 
elect someone who cares, so for an achiever! 

Beth Eitel 

Candidate for Senator-at-large 

My name is Beth Eitel and 
I'd like to partake a more 
active role in helping the 
students of Northwestern by 
participating in our Student 
Government Association. The 
position that I am seeking is 
that of Senator-at-large. As a 
result of my involvement in 
various organizations, I have 
been exposed to much student 
output and am familiar with 
the needs and wants of the 
student body. More 
importantly, I am willing to 
give what it takes to be an 
active, dedicated and 
enthusiastic senator. I feel that 
I possess the qualities required 
of a good leader and the ability 
to serve you. 

Give me, Beth Eitel, an 
opportunity to become 

involved in SGA as Senator-at- 
large. Thank you for your 

How to live 
with someone 
who's living 
with cancer. 

When one person gets 
cancer, everyone in the family 

Nobody knows better than we 
do how much help and 
understanding is needed. That's 
why our service and rehabilitation 
programs emphasize the whole 
family, not just the cancer patient. 

Among our regular services 
we provide information and 
guidance to patients and families, 
transport patients to and from 
treatment, supply home care items 
and assist patients in their return to 
everyday life.- 

Life is what concerns us. The 
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No one faces cancer alone. 


SEPT. 23, 1986 


State Fair Court 

vote for 9 

VOTE! Wednesday, Sept. 24 

Karen Guidry 

Rachel Heider 


Deborah Jones 

Lucy LeBlanc 

Regina Travers 

Dawn Turner 

Brenda Washington 

Kim Wilson 

"Freshman senator 

vote for 2 

John Joseph 

Freshman Senator 

Kelley Robertson 

Freshman Senator 

Jackie Strickland 


Freshman Senator 

(No Statement Submitted) 

John C.Walsh 


Freshman Senator 

(No Statement Submitted) 

So phomore senator 

Joe Robertson 
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vote for 2 

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Freshman Senator 


vote for one 

Karen Guidry 

Sophomore Senator 

Melissa Harper 

Sophomore Senator 

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■ Candidate 

!. (no statement submitted) 

Beth Eitel 


Mia Manuel 

Sophomore senator 
(no statement submitted) 

Tracy Lee 

Carolyn Payne 



(vote for two) 

John Joseph 
Joe Robertson 
Kelley Robertson 
Jackie Strickland 

John Walsh 
Kimala Williams 


(vote for two) 
Eric Bushwell 
Karen Guidry 
Melissa Harper 

Mia Manuel 


Jonnette Eitel 
Charlotte Zumwalt 


Donald Davis 
Myles Parker 


Martin K. Maley 
Carla Proctor 


(vote for one) 
David Wilkinson 
Beth Eitel 


Richard Trum 


(vote for nine) 
Kim An tee 
Chrissey Bailey 

Tina Black 
Julie Browder 
Denise Brown 
Melissa Canales 
Reatha Cole 
Rosemary Fiorentino 
Karen Guidry 
Rachel Heider 
Deborah Jones 
Lucy LeBlanc 

Tracy Lee 
Carolyn Payne 
Regina Travers 
Dawn Turner 
Brenda Lee Washington 
Kim Wilson 

Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. 


SEPT. 23, 1984 



Young Demons star, 
Sam's still restless 

Demons romp, 29-10, enjoy open date this weekend 


Sports Editor 

Demons are turf enough 

Northwestern won its second game of the season Saturday by beating the 
Statesmen of Delta State in Turpin Stadium. (TOP) J.T. Fenceroy (31) combines 
with James Hall (99) and Freddie Wallace (57) to tackle a DSU runner. (LEFT) 
Freshman tailback Kenneth DeWitt evades the Statesmen defense on the way to 
his 157-yard rushing performance, which included a 73-yard TD run. (RIGHT) 
Walk-on freshman quarterback Scott Stoker of Alexandria led two third-quarter 
scoring drives to clinch the win for the Demons. 


The young and the 

That was the storyline for 
last Saturday night's Demon 
football victory over Delta 
State in rain-drenched Turpin 

As Northwestern raised its 
record to 2-1 - the best start 
ever for the Demons under 
fourth-year head coach Sam 
Goodwin — four first-year 
players had starring roles. 

Freshmen Tracy Palmer, 
Randy Hilliard, Kenneth 
DeWitt and Scott Stoker shared 
the spotlight in the 29-10 
Demon triumph. 

But Goodwin, despite the 
contributions of his young 
players, was still restless when 
contemplating the Demons' 
continued offensive problems. 

"We were not very 
consistent on the offensive 
side of the ball," he admitted. 
'They moved the ball on us a 
lot better than we moved it on 
them. We outgained them (in 
rushing yards) but we also 
outlost them." 

The Demons gained 249 
yards on the ground but had 
81 yards in losses, including a 
32-yard negative on a bad punt 
snap and a 24-yard loss on a 
sack of quarterback Rob 

Delta State, a Division II 
team which dropped to 1-1, 
had a net of 135 rushing yards. 
The Statesmen passed for 182 
yards against an NSU defense 
which had entered the game 
ranked second against the pass 
in Division 1-AA ranks. That 
rating was somewhat 
misleading, however, since the 
first two Demon foes 
(Arkansas State and McNeese) 

depend heavily on the 
running game. 

Despite Delta State's 
yardage edge, Goodwin had 
plenty of praise for his 
defensive troops. 

"Our defense had several 
outstanding performances. 
James Hall at end, Kevin Lewis 
and Hilliard at cornerback and 
J.T. Fenceroy at linebacker all 
had fine games," he said. 

Some of their finest 
moments came as the 
Statesmen tried to cut into the 
29-10 lead in the fourth 
quarter. Delta State couldn't 
convert a pair of fourth-and- 
two situations - at NSU's 11 
and 8-yard-lines - in the final 
15 minutes. 

"Delta State could have 
scored two or three more 
touchdowns but our defense 
held," Goodwin said. "They 
really saved the day." 

He was not as happy about 
the offense, which admittedly 
was handicapped by two key 
injuries. A thigh bruise limited 
John Stephens' effectiveness 
(seven carries, 30 yards) at 
running back while parttime 
starting quarterback Rusty 
Slack missed the game with a 
shoulder injury. 

"We had the simplest 
possible game plan for tonight 
and still made too many 
mistakes," Goodwin admitted. 
After reviewing game films on 
Sunday, he put the onus for 
improvement on the 

"Our offense will not be 
productive until our 
quarterbacks play up to their 
potential," said Goodwin, who 
is listed as the Demon 
quarterback coach. 

Fabrizio exited the game 
after throwing an interception - 
- which Delta State converted 

into its only touchdown drive - 
- on NSU's first series of the 
second half. Stoker, a walk-on 
coached by his father at 
Alexandria Senior High, took 
over at quarterback and 
promptly guided the Demons 
to touchdowns on his first two 

All Stoker had to do to get 
the Demons on the board on 
his first possession was hand 
the ball to DeWitt. The redshirt 
freshman tailback, who won 
the Gulf Star Conference 200- 
meter dash championship last 
spring, shredded Delta's 
defense for a 73-yard 
touchdown run. 

On Stoker's second series, 
he earned high marks from 
Goodwin while leading a J 
seven-play, 52-yard scoring 
march which burned 6:43 off 
the clock. Stoker hit a pair of 
third-down passes (28 yards to 
Al Edwards, 7 yards to Pete 
Ellis) to maintain the drive. 

DeWitt finished with 157 
yards on 10 carries, including a 
42-yarder in the fourth quarter. 

"He showed a lot of 
ability," said Goodwin. "It's not 
often that you see a guy rip off 
two big runs in one college 
game like he did, let alone in 
his first college game ever." 

Along with DeWitt's 
bursts, the Demons had a 72- 
yard interception return for a 
score by Hilliard. That came 
early in the second quarter and 
gave NSU a 15-3 lead while 
halting a Statesmen scoring 

Palmer, a highly regarded 
recruit who starred last fall for 
Many High, scored in his first 
college game. He caught a 24- 
yard pass from Fabrizio 
midway through the first 
quarter to push the Demons 
ahead 7-0. 

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volleyball team will play host 
to Louisiana Tech here 
Tuesday night. 

First serve is set for 6:30 
p.m. in Prather Coliseum. The 
Lady Demons will try to raise 
their record to 4-2 against the 
Techsters, who already have 
fallen once to NSU this season. 

Leading the Lady Demons 
should be senior Robyn Justin, 
whose all-around performance 
sparked a 3-1 victory over the 
Cowgirls in Saturday's match. 

Justin served up seven 
aces and contributed eight kills 
against McNeese in NSU's 
home opener, which also was 
the first volleyball match 

played in Prather. A 
supportive crowd of about 100 
fans, including a boisterous 
cluster of baseball players, 
rooted on the Lady Demons. 

Northwestern scrambled 
past McNeese 15-11 in the first 
game and posted a 15-9 second- 
game victory but the Cowgirls 
rallied for a 15-6 third-game 

The fourth game was nip- 
and-tuck early on, but Justin's 
serving was decisive as 
Northwestern pulled away for 
a 15-10 decision to lock up the 
best-of-five match. 

McNeese dropped to 8-3 
with the loss. 

Cross country units 
run again Saturday 


Sports Writer 

The men's and women's 
cross country teams will be on 
the run for the second time 
this week on Saturday when 
they trek to Ruston for the 
Louisiana Tech Invitational. 

The Demons and Lady 
Demons opened the cross 
country campaign Monday 
afternoon in Lake Charles at 
the McNeese State 


The Demon men finished 
fourth among 10 teams while 
the women were fifth among 
eight teams running in the 
meet, which was held on the 
McNeese campus. 

USL's Tim Lemoine won 
the 4.5 mile race with a 22:13 
clocking. The top Demon 
runner was junior Ronald 
Wilkins, who finished 12th 
with a 22:57 time. Sophomore 

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Ray, Repp are l-M standouts 


Sports Writer 

Hold on! 

Gerard Henry makes the reception for NSU In the 
first half of Saturday's win over Delta State. 

Sigma Kappa and Teke #1 
were winners in the 
Intramural punt, pass & kick 
competition, held last Monday 
at the I-M fields. 

Sigma Kappa defeated Tri 
Sigma 174-164 to take the title 
in the women's division. In 
the men's division, Teke #1 
beat out their #2 team 324-310 
to claim the title. Sigma Tau 
Gamma came in third place 
with a total of 293. 

Individual punt winners 
were . Paula Ray, Tri-Sigma, 
with a punt of 88 feet and Kirt 
Brasseaux, Teke #2, with a 
punt of 119 feet. 

In the women's division, 
Val Salter, Tri-Sigma, took first 
place in the pass competition 
with a throw of 92.5 feet. In the 
men's division, Kent 
Mastanich, Teke #1, and Mick 
Stroud, Sig Tau, both threw the 
football 152 feet to tie for first 
place honors. 

Ray took another top 
honor in the women's 
division kicking the ball 85 feet 
to Win the kick division. John 
Hardwick, Theta Chi #2, took 
top honors in the men's 
division with a kick of 130.2 

In the frisbee event held 

Wednesday, Damian 
Montelaro, Theta Chi, came 
out to the I-M field to defend 
the title which he claimed last 
year. Montelaro successfully 
defended his title with a frisbee 
toss of 178 feet and a 
maximum time aloft (mta) of 
5.01 seconds. 

Phil Vaughn, Teke, came 
in second with a toss of 176 feet 
but no mta. Jerry White, Sig 
Tau, placed third with a toss of 
157 feet and a 3.60 mta. 

In the women's division, 
Dina Haynes, Phi Mu, took top 
honors with a frisbee toss of 96 
feet and no mta. Reatha Cole, 
Tri Sigma, placed second with 
her toss of 84 feet and no mta. 
Third place was claimed by 
Marsha Smart, Sigma Kappa, 
who tossed the frisbee 77 feet 
and had a 1.41 mta. 

Also held last week was 
the swim meet at the 
Recreation Complex. Sigma 
Tau Gamma took top honors 
in the men's division with 

Sigma Kappa claiming the 
number one spot in the 
women's division. 

Teke took second place in 
the men's division with Kappa 
Sigma swimming in at third. 
Tri-Sigma swam in at second 
in the women's division. 

Individual winners in the 
25 meter freestyle were Amy 
Melancon, Sigma Kappa, in the 
women's division and Richard 
Repp, Sig Tau, in the men's 
division. Missy Cathey, Sigma 
Kappa, took top honors in the 
100 meter backstroke, 
women's, as Repp again took 
top honors, men's. 

In the 25 meter breast 
stroke, Melancon swam to first 
in the women's. Although 
Repp did not take first in this 
event, his brother Scott, of 
Kappa Sigma, did. In the 50 
meter breast stroke, Richard 
Repp again claimed the top 
honors with Val Salter, Tri 
Sigma, taking the women's 
first place spot. 

Melancon claimed another 
first in the women's division 
in the 25 meter backstroke 
event, while TKE's Mastenich 
took the top spot in the men's 
event. Salter swam to another 
first in the 100 meter freestyle, 
women's, with Rick Fenoli, 
Theta Chi, claiming first in 

Richard Repp took his 1 
final first place spot in the 50f 
meter butterfly. Team relay' 
winners include Sigma Kappa 
and Teke, 200 meter medley 
and Sigma Kappa and Sig Tau,| 
200 meter freestyle. 

Intramurals also held the] 
flag football officials clinic last 
week. Future officials attended 
the clinic to learn the basics in 
officiating I-M flag football 
games. Abby White, director of 
the clinic, said that about seven 
students participated in thej 

This week's eventsp 
include the golf tourney at 
p.m. Tuesday at the Recreation 
Complex, Uno at 3:30 p.m. 
Thursday in Union Station ' 
and Yahtzee, set for 5:30 p.rn ?Y er 1 
Thursday, also at Union ' s 
Station. Registration will be s 
held prior to each event. 

The flag football team e 
captains' meeting will be held 
6 p.m. Wednesday 
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at the meeting. 

Flag football season 
officially opens 2 p.m. this 
Friday at the I-M fields with 
the flag football jamboree. All 
teams are encouraged to 
participate and spectators are 
welcome to attend all events. 

Baseball team 
tries two more 
this weekend 


Sports Writer 

New baseball coach 
Johnnie Emmons got his first 
game-type look at the Demon 
baseball team last Friday and 
will be hoping to get better 
impressions on Saturday when 
NSU travels to Louisiana 

The Demon diamondmen 
dropped a doubleheader to 
Centenary College in 
Shreveport last Friday, losing 
by scores of 6-4 and 4-1. 

They are scheduled to 
return to fall scrimmage action 
in a twinbill Saturday at 
Pineville against Louisiana 
College. First pitch is set for 12 

The Demons started 
quickly against Centenary, 
scoring two runs on three hits 
in the top of the first inning. 

Leftfielder Sonny Terrill 
slashed a two-out double off 
the left-centerfield wall to score 
Reed Stuart and Chris Wells. 
Earlier, Vaughn Williams was 
thrown out at the plate on 
Stuart's single. 

Stuart was gunned down 
at home in the third frame 
when he tried to score on 
Wells' double. 

The Gents used the third 
inning to score four unearned 
runs and chased Demon 
starting pitcher Kenny Morris, 
who was victimized by back-to- 
back errors. 

Williams tied the game at 
4-all with a two-out double 
which plated John Smith and 
Dickie Marze, but Centenary 
slapped a two-run home run 
in the sixth to provide the 
winning margin. 

In the second game, the 
Gents swept out to a 4-0 lead 
and limited the Demons to 
only three hits. Marze crashed 
a solo pinch-hit homer in the 
seventh for Northwestern' s 
only run. 



Buzzy Crenshaw was 17th at 
23:31 while Marvin Lyons was 
23rd at 23:56, Joe English was 
24th with a 23:59 time, Russell 
Duty was 25th at 24:01 and 
Bobby Matt was 67th with a 
29:10 clocking. 

The top NSU woman 
runner was Missy Landreneau, 
who registered a 21:53 time 
over the three-mile course. 
Suzanne Person had a 23:16 

time for 22nd place. 

Mary Madison was 28th at 
24:15 while Teresa Lee had a 
25:54 clocking to finish 38th. 
Susan Smith was 41st with a 
28:50 time. 


VOL. 75, NO. 8 


SEPTEMBER 30, 1986 

: last' 
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or of 

ete Fountain ready for 'all that jazz' 

: amed jazz clarinetist to kick off Natchitoches/Northwestern pops concert series 

the ffiAIG SCOTT 

gnaging Editor 


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:ation ! 

Pete Fountain of New 
m rleans, proclaimed by most to 
the greatest jazz clarinet 
mJayer of our time, announced 
Jnion ' s wee k that he is bringing 
own seven-piece Dixieland 
md with him to perform at 
Pops concert at 7:30 p.m. 
j&ursday. The free concert is 
] onsored by the Natchitoches- 
3j rjrthwestern Symphony 

The concert, which was 
iliginally scheduled to be 

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s are 

"Moving it from 
the outside to the 
inside (of Prather 
Coliseum) certainly 
won't affect the 
quality of the Pops 

esented outdoors in front of 
le Fine Arts Auditorium of 
e A. A. Fredericks Center, is 
ling moved inside Prather 
Dliseum to accomodate the 
zz band. 

"The outdoor stage area 
as just too small to 
comodate the Natchitoches- 
orthwestern Symphony 
rchestra and Pete Fountain 
id his band," said symphony 
ciety president Bill Cross. 

"moving it from the outside to 
the inside certainly won't affect 
the quality of the Pops 

Fountain and his band are 
scheduled to perform during 
the second half of the concert, 
an event which is the 
traditional kickoff for the 
symphony society's season. 

With the Natchitoches- 
Northwestern Symphony 
Orchestra, Fountain will 
perform the Pete Fountain 
Medley, Closer Walk With 
Thee and Basin Street Blues, as 
well as other tunes. 
Fountain's signature pieces 
include a mix of Dixieland and 
swing, like Muskrat Ramble, 
High Society and Deep Purple. 

Since the opening of the 

Pete Fountain Club, located on 
the third floor of the New 
Orleans Hilton Hotel, in 1977, 
Fountain has limited his 
activities outside of New 
Orleans to guest appearances 
on network television and 
major new recordings. 

Although the 
Symphony Society's Pops 
concert is free, special eight- 
seat tables located closer to the 
stage area are available for $100 
each. Wine, cheese and fruit 
will be available at each table. 

To reserve a table or obtain 
further information on the 
Symphony Society's Pops 
concert, contact the NSU 
Department of Music and 
Theatre Arts. 

For Pete's Sake 

New Orleans jazz star Pete Fountain will bring his Dixieland band to Prather 
Coliseum for a Thursday concert. The show is free and is open to the public. It is 
sponsored by the Natchitoches/Northwestern Symphony Society. 

Enrollment takes 4.8 percent dive statewide 

eclining birth rate, poor economy, higher tuition all blamed for loss of over 7,000 college students in Louisiana 



Unofficial headcount en- 
illment figures released last 
eek by the Board of Regents 
Louisiana's public colleges 
id universities show a 
awnturn of 4.8 percent this 
11 from last year, with a total 

of 144,074 students registered at 
various state colleges. 

At the same time last fall, 
enrollment statewide in public 
higher education institutions 
was 151,286. 

"There are a number of 
reasons for the anticipated 
decline," according to Dr. 
William Arceneaux, commis- 

sioner of higher education. 
'These losses can be attributed 
to the declining birth rates 
during the 1960s and early 
1970's, the overall poor 
economy of the state coupled 
with higher tuition costs, and 
cutbacks in bus transportation 
for college students," he said. 

The largest decrease took 
place at Southeastern Louis- 









iana University in Hammond, 
with 7,895 students enrolled, 
compared to 8,851 last fall, a 
net decline of 10.8 percent. The 
second largest decrease occur- 
red at Delgado Community 
College in New Orleans with 
7,347 students this fall, a 9.1 
percent decline from last fall's 
total of 8,081. 

The most significant 
increase this year occurred at 
Grambling State University, 
which grew from 4,925 to 5,209, 
for a net increase of 5.8 percent. 
The only other increase was at 
Louisiana State University at 
Eunice, with increased by one 
student to 1,739. 

These figures track 
projections by the Regents that 
enrollment would begin to 
decline during the second half 
of this decade. The fall of 1985 
marked the first time since the 
Regents began collecting such 
data that enrollments showed 
a descent rather than an ascent, 
with a loss last year of 1.6 

Arceneaux also pointed 
out that "the pool of 
traditional college age students 
is continuing to shrink. The 
statistics nationwide indicate 

that enrollment this fall in 
both the public and 
independent sectors of higher 
education is expected to drop." 

He added, however, that 
some of the enrollment 
declines may be offset by an 
expected increase in the 
number of older and part-time 
students who are returning to 

This year's preliminary 
headcount numbers were 
supplied by the individual 
campuses, based on 14 th day 
class counts. Louisiana Tech 
University uses 9th day counts 
because it is on the quarter 

"We know that the birth 
rate began increasing in the 
mid 1970s and has continued a 
fairly steady rise since then, 
and based on that information, 
we can project that in the early 
part of the 1990s, enrollment 
at our state's colleges and 
universities will again begin to 
climb," Arceneaux explained. 

Statewide, the Board of 
Trustees system (of which 
NSU is a part) experienced the 
largest decline, losing 5.7 
percent of its students (from 
80,724 to 76,109). The LSU 

system lost 3.7 percent, from 
56,834 to 54,720, and the 
Southern University system 
lost 3.5 percent, from 13,728 to 

'The declining enrollment 
trend will continue through 
the last half of this decade," 
predicted the commissioner. 

"However, while some 
campuses will show decreases, 
other campuses will show 
small, gradual growth because 
of the influx of more of those 
older students, those over the 
age of 25, as they return to 
campus for additional 
schooling and retraining." 

Because of the different 
demands of these older and 
part-time students, "we must 
make education as accessible as 
we can," Arceneaux said. 
"And, we must ensure that the 
education they receive is of the 
highest quality, because well- 
educated citizens are the only 
way Louisiana can work 
toward economic recovery and 
hope for any future economic 

State college and 


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Terrorism an increasingly dangerous problem 

America may not be safe for long, says expert 

li(EVlM HOPKINS , " Terrori f ts are not t0 destroy the democracy of Stoessinger addressed the someone looks suspicious to blockade shoul 

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, "The U.S. has not been hit 
^ternally by terrorism yet, but 
s nould watch out and be 
)r otective," according to Dr. 
°hn Stoessinger, who spoke 
Jere yesterday as part of the 
distinguished Lecture Series, 
.toessinger is a professor of 
International affairs at Trinity 
University in San Antonio, 
. e *as, and is recognized 
''ternationally as a political 
^alyst and an expert in the 
ne ldof terrorism. 
. "Terrorism is like a 
^ttomless pit, an abyss," he 

said. "Terrorists are not 
satisfied until there is total 
carnage. The strategy of a 
terrorist is unpredictableness 
and randomness, with no logic 
behind it. 

"When innocent people 
are used and hurt, that is when 
a terrorist thrives," Stoessinger 
continued. "When they 

cannot get their point across 
legally, they will get the point 
done illegally for the point of 

Stoessinger outlined three 
major terrorist groups in 
increasing degree of brutality. 

"The first are the western 
Europeans, who are loosley 
organized terrorists with intent 

to destroy the democracy of 
Europe. The second are an 
extension of the PLO (Palestine 
Liberation Organization), 
however not Palestinian 
people. They are the popular 
front of Liberation of Palestine, 
which is a fanatical Palestinian 
splinter group. The third, and 
most ferocious, are the Shiite 
Muslims, again a fanatical 
splinter group, which makes 
up one-eighth of Muslims 
concentrated in Libya and 
Iran," he said. 

Stoessinger named his two 
favorite "idiots" in the world 
as Khadafy and Khomeini, 
both of whom he classifies in 
group three. 

Stoessinger addressed the 
growing concern of Americans 
travelling abroad by saying that 
he "would not avoid any 
country, because the ones that 
have been hit are safe now. If 
you avoid these European 
countries then the terrorists 

He said that he was more 
worried about domestic flights 
in the United States than 
flights abroad. "There are no 
baggage x-rays (on domestic 
flights) and terrorists look for 
these loopholes in planning 

When travelling, he 
stressed that all baggages on a 
flight arc accounted for and if 

someone looks suspicious to 
you, point them out to the 
pilot for your own safety. 

"Most terrorists would 
have you believe that they are 
'freedom fighters'. ..they are 
not," Stoessinger continued. 
"Terrorists go after innocent 
victims. I believe they should 
be handled like regular 

Stoessinger indicated that 
he admired the Israelis most 
for the way they handle 
terrorism. "They infiltrate 
their opposition, handling 
everything like a percision 
surgical operation." 

"1 feel that the 
the U.S. i s attacked 

next time 

blockade should be held, 
instead of bombing innocent 
victims," Stoessinger said. 

When asked about the 
possibilities of a nuclear war 
between the United States and 
Russia, Stoessinger replied, "I 
do not believe there will be a 
thermo-nuclear war between 
the super powers.. .however, 
some lunatic with a bomb 
could start a war." 

He went on to say that the 
"stiff arm" approach was the 
best way to handle lunatics. 
"You never see dictatorship 
countries being terrorized, but 
you need to find a happy 
medium between barbarism 
and civil rights." 

SEPT. 30, 1986 




Melissa Canales was 
selected by the student body on 
Wednesday to serve as the 
University's 50th State Fair 

The Leesville sophomore 
will be presented at October 
25's battle between NSU and 


State Fair Queen 

Louisiana Tech in Shreveport. 
She will reign over a full week 
of activities, both on and off- 

State Fair Court members 
and their hometowns are Kim 
Antee of Inglewood, CA; 
Chrissey Bailey of 

Natchitoches; Reatha Cole of 
Coushatta; Karen Guidry of 
Larose; Rachel Heider of 
Donaldsonville; Tracy Lee of 
Natchitoches; Dawn Turner of 
New York, and Kim Wilson of 
Baton Rouge. 

In other races decided 
Wednesday, Melissa Harper 
and Mia Manuel were elected 
as sophomore class senators for 
the Student Government 
Association. Also running for 
the office were Eric Bushnell 
and Karen Guidry. 

Beth Eitel defeated David 
Wilkinson for a vacant SGA 
senator-at-large position. 

Six candidates vied for the 
two spots as Freshman senator, 
and four of the students will be 
in a runoff: John Joseph, Kelly 
Robertson, Jackie Strickland, 
and Kimala Williams. Other 
candidates were Joe Robertson 
and John C. Walsh. 

Elected without opposition 
in last week's election were 
junior class senators Jonnette 
Eitel and Charlotte Zumwalt. 
Elected as senior class senators 
were Donald Davis and Myles 

Marty Maley and Carla 
Proctor ran without opposition 
as graduate senators, and 
Richard Trum was elected 
without opposition as SGA 

Placement office offers variety of services 

Canales chosen as State Fair Queen 

Leesville sophomore, court to be presented at annual clash with Louisiana Tech 

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Preparing to enter the job 
force can be a hard time for a 
young college student, but with 
services offered by the Center 
for Career Planning and 
Placement, the student is able 
to bridge the gap between the 
university work experience 
and the real job market. This 
can be accomplished through 
the counseling process offered 
to the individual from the 
Center, located in Student 
Union 305. 

The Center for Career 
Planning and Placement is 
designed to help students 
understand themselves and 
the world of work. 

According to Dan 
Seymour, director, the services 
the Center offers involve two 
major areas. 'The first area is 
actual career planning," he 
said. "This involves the self- 
estimate of the student 
through career exploration. 
This can be done by any 
student at any time.. .the 
freshman who hasn't decided 
on a major or the college 
senior who hasn't decided 

what to do with his major 
upon graduation." 

To do career exploration, 
the student will make use of 
the career library. This 
involves using the research 
collection and the company 
literature file located in the 
Center for the student's use. 

The second major area, 
according to Seymour, is the 
career placement, which 
includes a number of things. 
"Career placement involves 
using our file service and can 
be used for the part-time job 
program or the on-campus 

recruiting services," Seymour 
said. "Career placement also 
involves the Teacher Job Fair, 
which is scheduled for April 1, 
and the series of workshops 
offered to students." 

This series of three career 
planning workshops, which is 
offered in the fall and again in 
the spring, are designed to 
acquaint the college senior 
with services and activities 
provided by the Center. 

The first workshop was an 
overview of the services and 
resources that the Center 
offers. During the workshop 
students learned how to make 

use of each of the services 
offered. After being oriented, 
the students toured the Center 
and were shown the career 
library, job search directories, 
job listings and how to use the 
sign-up books for on-campus 

The second workshop 
dealt with the task of resume 
and letter writing. During the 
workshop students learned tips 
on how to prepare a resume or 
a letter of application which 
will be readable and effective 
in obtaining a job. 

The last workshop, which 



will be held this week, i J rgctj 
focus on the interview andf 
search. It is through 
workshop that the 
will leam how 
communicate with ft 
prospective employers an| 
make use of all the sources 
the Center, whether it be 
part-time summer job or 
time employment. 

The Center for 
Planning and Placement 
open from 8 a.m. to 121 
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. every dayj 
the student's convenience. 


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Managing Editor 

Northwestern students 
can study during the 1987-88 
academic year at over 80 
schools in foreign countries, 
according to Tom Whitehead, 
local campus ISEP coordinator. 

The ISEP Exchange 
Program allows a student to 
pay their regular fees and 

tuition to NSU and then 
attend either one semester or 
the whole academic year 
overseas. The only additional 
cost to a student will be 

"In an ISEP exchange a 
student does not study in an 
isolated study program 
developed just for Americans 
and taught by American 
professors. Instead you register 
as a regular study at the school 
abroad, take the same courses, 

What you can't see... 

The NSU blood drive was held on campus last 
week, and although participation by various campus 
groups was good, some students would, well, rather 
not look. All students survived the experience, 
however, and felt good knowing they might be helping 
to save a life. 

have the same assignments, 
and participate in the same 
activities as regular students at 
the school. This is a real 
exchange experience and one 
that can be a memorable part of 
your college career," said 
Whitehead, associate professor 
of journalism and the source 
of information on local 
students applying for the study 
experience abroad. 

Currently three foreign 
students are on the 
Natchitoches campus as a part 
of the ISEP program. They are 

Annika Sjoberg of Sweden, 
Valerie Boivin of France, and 
Patricia Montano of Columbia. 
Also two students from 
Northwestern are now abroad 
for a year of study~they are 
Richard Stalling studying 
Music at Gissen in Germany 
and Julie Snowden studying 
writing and English at 
Strathclyde in Scotland. 

At least thirty-three of 
the foreign schools offer 
instruction in English while 
other languages of instruction 
include French, Spanish, 



university enrollments are: 

Trustees system - Delgado, 
7,347; Grambling, 5,209 
Louisiana Tech, 10,125 
McNeese, 7,380; Nicholls, 6,950 
Northeast, 10,327; NSU, 5,272 
Southeastern, 7,895; and 
Southwestern (USD, 15,604. 

LSU - Alexandria, 1,899; 

Baton Rouge, 27,704; Eunice, 
1,739; Law School, 731; Medical 
School, 2,439; Shreveport, 
4,152; and University of New 
Orleans, 16,056. 

Southern - Baton Rouge, 
9,448; New Orleans, 3,044; and 
Shreveport, 753. 

Statewide total: 144,074. 

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German, Italian and Chinese. 

Whitehead elaborated 
on the opportunities to study 
abroad by saying, "Most 
students request placement in 
England and Australia because 
the local language is English, 
but some exciting countries 
also have classes in English 
such as Finland, Hong Kong, 
Sweden and Canada." 

The ISEP Exhange 
Program is coordinated 
through Georgetown 
University in Washington, 
D.C., and administrative costs 

are funded by the United 9 
Information Agency. Over 
U.S. schools participate in 
the ISEP program. Bes»' 
Northwestern, only U.S.L. M 
LSU-B.R. are members I 

In the past three w| 
Northwestern students l41 
studied in Canada 41 
Germany. A student frornji 
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will arrive at Northwestern 1 

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to study psycho'' 
and philosophy. 

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SEPT. 30, 1986 



Senior public relations 
Tpajor Lance Ellis of Hornbeck 
\as been awarded the $300 B. 
Hillman Bailey Broadcasting 
Scholarship for the 1986 fall 

An honor student at 
Northwestern, Ellis has served 
pince January 1984 as a 
journalism intern at the 
Louisiana Business Journal 
and Sunbelt Research 
Corporation. He is also 

I ■serving as a student assistant 
Hn the University's Sports 
information office, under the 
Ifiirection of director Tom 
I Wancho. 
The scholarship was 
established in 1982 in honor of 
I Bailey, who was chairman of 
pjatchitoches Broadcasting 
Company. He has been active 
■ the radio broadcasting 
jusiness for 57 years. 

Kappa Sigma 

Eddy Broadway was 
nstalled as Grand Master of 
Ceremonies (ritualist) " at 
Sunday's chapter meeting of 
Kappa Sigma. Until the 
eompletion of their new 
Vaternity house, Kappa Sigma 
hembers will maintain the old 
p Kappa Phi House, at the end 
f Greek Hill. 

New pledges for fall 1986 
klude Jay Bankston, Adam 
£arnahan, Allen Evans, 
Mien Heil, and Jeff Rachal. 

)emon FTX 

During the weekend of 

iDctober 3-5 the NSU Reserve 

Xficer's Training Corps will be 

hosting the 14th annual 

Demon Field Training 

__j!xercise. More than 300 Junior 

pOTC cadets from high schools 

m Louisiana and Texas are 

expected to attend. 

The students will arrive at 

^ loon On Friday and remain 

intil Sunday. While at the 

mon. FTX site north of 

atchitoches, the students will 

, »ain valuable classroom and 

" ' , iractical experience in basic 

' a " nilitary skills and survival 

n j echniques. 

stud f This a, 

> or 

event not 
^inly allows the junior ROTC 
Cadets a chance to gain new 
s ikills, but also offers the senior 
our /f !.OTC cadets from NSU an 
opportunity to sharpen their 

eadership and organization. 

Circle K 

Circle K is a newly formed 
club on campus of caring, 
sharing, service and 
leadership. At the national 
level, Circle K has more than 
15,000 members in seven 
countries and is recognized as 
the world's largest service 

Circle K's motto is "We 
Build" and in practice this 
means constructive 
involvement in the 

community and on campus. 
The Natchitoches chapter of 
the Kiwanis Club sponsors 
Circle K. 

Newly elected officers are: 
Tracy Lee, president; Bill 
Bradley, Mary Verzywvelt and 
Al Cotton, vice presidents; 
Brenda Grayson, secretary; and 
Tina Dutile, treasurer. 

Everyone is invited to 
join. Meetings are on 
Thursdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. 
in the Student Union. For 
more information, call 352- 
2961 or 352-6443. 


Argus literary magazine is 
now accepting entries for its 
fall contest in the areas of 
poetry, short fiction, personal 
essay and one-act play. The 
contest deadline is October 31, 

Those who do not wish to 
submit for contest but who 
would like to be considered for 
publication are welcome to 
turn in their work at any time 
preceding the spring deadline. 

Those who wish to help 
with the production of the 
magazine are invited to attend 
staff meetings every Tuesday at 
5 p.m. in the Argus office, 31 6 A 
Kyser Hall. 


The Fellowship of 
Christian Students would like 
to welcome all students to 
NSU. The FCS is a group of 
students who come together to 
share the word of God. 

Meetings are held every 
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 320 
Student Union. Everyone and 
anyone is invited to come and 
share and "be blessed by the 
word of God." 


The Society for the 
Advancement of Management 

will hold a meeting Thursday 
October 2, at 3:30 in Room 103 
of the Business 

Administration Building. A 
guest speaker will be 
announced. Non-members as 
well as members are invited. 

Flight Team 

The NSU Flight Team is 
presently holding tryouts. 
There are only two returning 
members on the team. 

These members are taking 
part in both the preparation for 
classroom drills on general 
general aeronautical 
information, and navigation 
aircraft identification. 

Competitive tryouts are 


Vinci' Lombardi couldn't 
stand to lose. The late coach of 
the Green Bay Packers knew 
that second place might as well 
be last. 

We can apply Lombardi's 
philosophy to economic devel- 
opment. In the competition to 
attract new industry and keep 
it. a state can't settle for 
seconds. Second place doesn't 
create jobs. No, we must have 
the attitude of winners. Partic- 
ularly with the new high tech- 
nology firms. 

That's why your Louisiana 
Investor-Owned Electric Com- 
panies are going all out . Energy 
availability and costs are prime 
factors for any company seek- 
ing to relocate. And we're mak- 
ing sure Louisiana's look like a 

The world rivalry for new 
business is getting keener every 
day. And so are your Louisi- 
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being held at the Natchitoches 
airport for precision flying 
events. All of this is in 
preparation to select 
competitors to go to Delta State 
on October 15 for three days of 
competition against 12 other 
schools, including Northeast, 
Louisiana Tech and Nicholls 

For more information 
contact Don McWilliams, 
faculty advisor. 

Physics Shop 

The Louisiana School for 
Math, Science and the Arts' 
Physics Shop will be open to 
faculty, students and the 
general public on Oct. 4 from 9 
a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The shop contains a 
growing collection of 
interactive exhibits by 
Louisiana School students and 
faculty. The shop is located in 
the Louisiana School annex 
(old Trade School) in Room 
202. The Physics Shop will also 
be open several times during 
the spring semester. 


The Student Activities 
Board is presenting the movie 
The Terminator in the Union 
Addition Oct. 6-10. Daily 
showing times are 9 a.m. and 3 
and 7 p.m. 

On Oct. 8 the SAB will 
present entertainer Daryle Ryce 
at 7 :30 p.m. in Union Station. 

Fork 'em Demons! 

Varsity cheerleaders Kecia Guillory, Dara Wallace, Debbie Cable, Mark Colomb, 
Marsha Kay McLamore, and Benny Rankin lead the crowd in a cheer at 
Northwestern's last football game, against Delta State. NSU won, 29-10, and will 
face the Northeast Indians on Saturday. The game will be televised by KNOE-TV. 

Whitehead named to film panel 

director of 
Edwards to 
Louisiana Film 

Whitehead is 
serving on the 
which the 
restructured in an 

N. Whitehead, 
the Radio and 
Center and 
professor of 
has been 
by Governor 
serve on the 
and Video 

one of 17 
effort to 



Mid-Term break 

make Louisiana more 
attractive to the nation's film 
and video industries. 

With the support of the 
governor, a major film and 
video production center has 
been proposed for location in 
New Orleans so that more 
projects can be shot and 
produced in the state than ever 

According to Carl Stages of 
the governor's office, four film 
projects are scheduled to be 
shot in Louisiana between now 
and the end of this year. 

Whitehead, who holds the 
bachelor's degree in political 
science from NSU and the 
master's degree in 

communications from Boston 
University, is an experienced 
writer, director, and producer 
of film productions. 

He directed the film 
Calvin Peter Thompson: Man 
of His Times for the Louisiana 
Committee for the Humanities 
and was the director, writer, 
and actor of a series of energy 
awareness films produced by 
the Northwestern Energy 
Awareness Grant. 

For the Louisiana 
Department of Wildlife and 
Fisheries, he directed nine 
films. He has also worked on 
several film and video 

documentaries on black 
primitive artist Clementine 
Hunter of Melrose Plantation, 
near Natchitoches. His other 
production credits include two 
recruiting films for the 
University and public service 
announcements for the NSU- 
Fort Polk Educational Program. 

Whitehead's professional 
activities include serving on 
the Louisiana Consortium for 
Higher Educational Utilization 
of Educational Television. The 
advisory committee for KLTM- 
TV (Channel 13) in Monroe 
and the former Louisiana Film 

'Voices' opens 
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laughs, jokes, constructive 
comments and serious work. 
Five young women are sittting 
on the stage, in front of them a 
man, sometimes sitting, 
sometimes standing, always 

Rehearsals for the play 
Voices are going full speed in 
anticipation of the show's 
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• Voices is not a typical 
play," according to Michael 
Atkins, director. 'There is no 
specific event that happens in 
it. In the play we are trying to 
relate the essence of women by 
showing experiences of five 
women, or maybe just five 
sides of one. The play is funny 
and sad, just like life is." 

Atkins and students 
Melanie Lea, Carla Boullion, 
Angie Griffin, Stephanie 
Jimerson and Ava Smith have 
been working on Voices since 
the beginning of September, 
and usually rehearse five times 
a week. 

"It is an intimate play," 
Atkins said. "People will be 
able to relate to it. There is also 
a sixth person in the cast-the 
audience. The actresses will 
focus and turn to individuals 
in the audience." 

According to Atkins, 
Voices is mostly an adult play. 
It deals with esoteric concepts, 
such as being a child, a parent, 
having different partners of 
both sexes and going through 
an abortion. 

"There is something in the 
script everybody can identify 
with," said Melanie Lea, one of 
the actresses in Voices. "All 
the women in the play are 
trying to answer the question, 
'who am I now?' When 
people are going home I hope 
that they will have had a good 

"I also hope they will be 
thinking back on their own 
lives, what they have been 
through and how their 
experiences have changed and 
modeled them into the person 
they are today," she concluded. - 
"And that they can take what 
they have and decide who and 
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8 ^ 

A classic Northwestern problem that may always 
remain is simply this... recruiting. 

Not the recruiting staff, but the recruiting tools. 

For many years we've heard this excuse offered 
explaining our sagging enrollment: "there's no easy 
access to Natchitoches.. .there's no interstate highway 
that connects us with the rest of the state." 



Well, folks, we will soon have 
interstate.. .then what is to be our excuse? 

And another question. ..when you get to 
Natchitoches... what is here? 

Recruiters from Northwestern are often asked this 
by potential students. And answering that question is 

It would be great if students chose a school solely 
based on academic reputation. We could do (and are 
doing) things to improve our image in that respect. 

But students don't choose a school, on the 
average, for that sole reason. Many students come to 
a certain school for other reasons, those including 
student atmosphere. 

LSU in Baton Rouge doesn't have that problem. 
A city the size of our capital is filled with a wealth of 
things to do, without even looking within the 
university itself. 

But Natchitoches is different. We have gotten the 
reputation of a boring town. Little activity and not 
much going on, unless you want to ride the Strip 
with the high school kids. 

What we need is simply a college counterpart to 
the Strip. And although there is some adult 
entertainment here, we don't have that. 

Natchitoches is not growing so the responsibility 
of making things lively rests on us. And what are we 
doing about it? 



Sure, the SAB and other groups are doing their 
parts. And the Sauce has recently done feature stories 
on just what there is to do in Natchitoches (but we're 
running out of ideas...) and KNWD has joined in 
with Movie Nights and other promotions. 

But the students can't do it alone. We have got to 
have some University generated ideas to get our town 
off the list of where not to go in Louisiana. 

A movie theatre and a couple of bars are not the 

We are not suggesting that the answer is solely in 
alcohol either. But take this for expample...USL has a 
reputation of being a party school.. .that's precisely the 
reason many go there. And USL has excellent 
academic programs, too. 

Certainly our main focus should be on 
.-academics.. .but we have to get people here before we 
can educate them. 

What is the harm in being known for academic 
excellence, as well as having fun? 

After all, these are the best years of our 
lives., .right? 

On Tour 

It's not as boring as it sounds 

It will soon be time again 
for Northwestern students to 
take advantage of a real-life 
educational experience in 
Natchitoches.. .the annual Fall 
Tour of Homes, October 11 and 


Now, now, the Tour of 
Homes is not as boring as you 
might think. In reality it is 
interesting and often 
enlightening, and something 
that every resident of 
Natchitoches and 
Northwestern student should 
take part in at one time or 

I mean, as students we are 
here for four years 
(ahem..sometimes more...) and 
we don't take advantage of the 
rich historical history of 

Still not convinced? 

Well, take it from a 
longtime tour is 
often livelier than 
it appears. 

Especially when some the 
little ladies who direct the tour, 
in antebellum dress no less, 
start dipping into the wine. It's 
then that's you might find out 
things you didn't really want 
to know. 

The Tante Huppe House 
(pronounced TAW WHO- 
PAY) was supposedly named 
after someone's aunt Huppe. 

A local resident (who will 
remain unnamed) has a 
different story. 

"When Cane River was 
navigable, that place was a 
house of ill repute," she says. 
"And the sailors would go up 
the banks, and leave that 

house saying whooppeee! 

Hence the Tante Huppe 

Now did you really want 
to know that? 

And even if there's no 
wine around, some of the girls 
working at various houses 
make up their own histories, 
instead of learning them. 

A high school friend was 
working at one of the 




plantations down the river one 
year, in the attic. 

'What did they keep up 
here?" a tourist asked. 

"Uh...saddles and things..." 
my friend replied. 

"And where did they keep 
the horses?" 

" the basement." 

That poor tourist left 
thinking that the plantation 
owners, in order to go on a 
leisurely ride, had to scurry up 
to the attic to get a saddle and 
then climb down to the 
basement to get the horse. 

No wonder they wanted 

And a large attraction at 
the Tour for many years has 
been the presence of famed 
primitive artist Clementine 
Hunter, who used to sit on the 
front porch of various houses 
and answer questions. 

In the last few years 
Clementine's birthdate has 
been confirmed and she is 

indeed 100 this year. 

But she didn't always 
know that... 

In the past when asked 
"Clementine, how old are 
you?" she would reply "I don't 
even know..." 

After being asked that 
question so many times, poor 
Clementine began answering 
all the questions "I don't even 

I hate to report that this 
year Clementine won't make 
the Tour. Now, now, 

if you were a hundred and 
didn't know it you wouldn't 
feel like sitting around all day 
saying "I don't even know," 

A recent addition to the 
Tour activities is the 
Candlelight Tour on Saturday 
night. I'm told that the homes 
are only lit by candles to lend a 
more authentic beauty and 
aura. But Dede Bailey thinks 
she's discovered the real 
reason people would rather 
their homes be on the 
Candlelight Tour. 

"If the house is only lit by 
candles, no one can tell how 
dirty it is," Dr. Bailey, dean of 
the Graduate School, whose 
house on Second Street is a 
Tour favorite, says. 

"I think I'll put my house 
on the Candelight Tour next 
year," she adds. 

Craig Scott is a senior 
journalism major whose 
house will not be on the Tour 
of Homes this year. ..and whose 
room should be lit by 

Did you give blood during the recent 
SGA blood drive? Why or why not? 

Yvonne Bernucho 

1-1, Journalism 

"Because it benefits others 
in need and I get a 'kiss me' 
sticker and a tee-shirt." 

Dan Kratz 

4-1, General Studies 
New York 

"I did not give blood 
because my organization won 
the blood drive last year and 
did not receive our trophy. So 
I shall give my blood 
elsewhere this year." 

Christi Cloutier 

1-1, Business Administration 

"I didn't give blood 
because I don't weigh enough 
and last time I gave, I passed 

Bill Bradley 

4-1, Business 

"I always give blood, but I 
did not have time to give this 
week. I like to give blood 
because I have a rare blood type 
and it will help someone down 
the line." 

Steve Hardy 

4-1, Agri-Business 

"I didn't want to because 
I'm scared of needles and my 
alcohol level was too high." 




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Just as surely as the KNOE- 
TV cameras will pan the crowd 
at Northeast's Malone 
Stadium Saturday night, some 
student will hoist a sign 
reading "Hi Mom! Send 

If head coaches Pat Collins 
of Northeast and Sam 
Goodwin of Northwestern 
were in the stands, they'd 
probably be waving identical 
messages for the Channel 8 

"Hi Mom! Send points?' 

Neither coach's offensive 
units have been productive 
pointwise so far, but 
Goodwin's Demons have done 
a better job with less. 

.Northwestern, after an 
open date last weekend, comes 
into Saturday's 7:05 "p.m. 
showdown in Monroe with a 2- 
1 record. Northeast, after an 
eye-opening 17-13 loss to 
Nicholls last Saturday, limps 
into its second home game 
with a 1-3 record. 

The Demons average just 
under 13 points per game. 
NLU 'lights up" the 
scoreboard at a 17.2 points per 
Saturday clip. 

Believe it or not, these are 
the same two teams which 
combined for 66 points in their 
1985 meeting, when the 
Indians spoiled North- 
western's Homecoming by 
routing the Demons 45-21. 

Don't expect another 
shootout come Saturday night. 

"We've had problems 

scoring all year." 

Who said it? It could be 
Goodwin, but in this case, it 
was Collins, who was 
bemoaning the state of his 
offense after the Nicholls loss. 
The Indians failed to score on 
four downs from the 2-yard- 
line with under six minutes 
left to play last week, sealing 
their fate. 

It's not that Northeast 

can't move the b all. The 

Indians average 390 yards per 
game and had 357 on a wet 
field against Nicholls. 

"When we get down close, 
we just can't seem to push it 
in," Collins said. "Whether it's 
been a blown assignment or a 
missed call, we've had poor 
execution in the clutch. Maybe 
we lose our concentration. I 
don't know. It's frustrating." 

Case in point: fourth 
down, one foot line, fourth 
quarter with Nicholls up by 
four points last week. NLU 
tailback Mike Wooten went 
nowhere on a dive play over 
right tackle. How do you fail to 
make a foot? 

It doesn't help when you 
call the wrong play, Collins 
said. Substitute quarterback 
Walter Phythian misread 
sideline signals and Wooten 
went over right, not left, tackle. 

Phythian, a sophomore, 
was playing in relief of starter 
Stan Humphries, who injured 
an ankle in the first half and is 
questionable for the Demon 
game. The backup passer hit 13 
of 22 throws for 245 yards in 
his first action this season. 

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showed he can move the ball 
as well as anyone," said 

Slowing down the Indian 
attack is a concern for 
Goodwin, whose own offense 
is averaging just 260 total yards 
per outing. 

"We've got to keep them 
down in the teens (scoring) if 
we expect to win," he admitted. 
"Last year we scored more on 
Northeast than we did on 
anyone. Our defense will again 
have to play well, and I think it 

If the Demon defense does 
shine - and it has in the first 
three games -- it will be a 
pleasant precedent for 
Northwestern. In the two 
previous NSU television 
appearances (ironically, both 
against NLU), the Demons 
have given up 38 and 45 

On the other side of the 
coin, Goodwin owns a 
personal 2-1 record against 
Collins. The last time the 
Demons visited Malone 
Stadium, NSU shocked then 
Top-10 ranked and unbeaten 
NLU by a 27-10 count in 1984. 

One move Goodwin and 
offensive coordinator Donnie 
Cox have made to boost the 
point possibilities for NSU is 
shifting John Stephens back to 
tailback. Ron Haggerty will 
start at fullback. 

Kenneth DeWitt, who had 
157 yards rushing at tailback in 
his first college game for NSU 
two weeks ago, will see plenty 
of action, also. 

Rusty Slack, who sat out 
the Demons' 29-10 win over 
Delta State, is still questionable 
with a bruised shoulder and 
may not start at quarterback. 

Northeast opened with a 
28-19 loss at Southern 
Mississippi and then dropped a 
24-20 game at USL before 
bopping Southwest Texas 17-14 
in its only other Malone 
Stadium outing this fall. 

Beat 'em! 

The Intramural chase for the championship trophy Is on, as was evidenced by 
fierce competition in the unlikely sport of Uno. 

Demon distance runners 
slowed on hilly course 


Staff Writer 

Flatly speaking, cross 
country coach Leon Johnson 
expects a better showing 
Saturday at USL than he got 
last weekend at Louisiana Tech 
from the Demon and Lady 
Demon harriers. 

The Northwestern men 
finished sixth at Tech while 
the women were third in a 
meet held last Saturday over a 
hilly course, and Johnson was 
displeased with the efforts. 

Granted, he said, the NSU 
teams were hampered by 
injuries, but that wasn't alibi 
enough for Johnson. 

"Besides the fact that we 
were really not 100 percent 
health-wise, I felt that other 
than Ronald Wilkins, we did 
not compete too well (at Tech). 
One reason may be that the 
course was very hilly, and we 
do not have any real hills 

around here to train on," the 
coach said. 

"At USL, the course will be 
flat, so maybe we will get a 
better idea of how far along we 
are in our training program," 
he said. 

He'll look for 

improvement in Lafayette, 
particularly from the men's 
team, which ran sixth of seven 
teams in last weekend's race at 

Tech won the 5-mile race 
with 46 points with Stephen F. 
Austin just behind at 52. 
Northeast was third with 76, 
Mississippi College (90) fourth, 
Grambling (119) fifth, 
Northwestern (122) sixth and 
LeTourneau College (195) 

Tech's Muriuki Ngatia 
won the individual title with a 
25:54 clocking. 

The Demon runners were 
paced by Wilkins, who had a 
27:11 time for ninth place 
overall. Buzzy Crenshaw was 













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21st with a 28:28 clocking while i 
Marvin Lyons was 25th at ! 
28:46, Joe English was 28th at 
29:20, Dean Johnson was 39th 
at 33:19 and Bobby Matte was 
40th with a 34:46 time. 

Sitting out the race was 
Russell Duty, who'd recorded 
the Demons' fifth-best time in 
their opening meet a week 
earlier at McNeese. Duty was 
ill but should be ready for the 
USL meet, Johnson said. 

The Lady Demons were 
third in a four-team field over 
a 2-mile course. Northeast ran 
away with the team title with 
21 points, ahead of 
Grambling's 41, 
Northwestern's 93 and Tech's 

Nicola Roff of NLU won 
the race with a 12:11 time. 

The Lady Demons were 
hindered by an injury to 
Suzanne Person, the No. 2 
runner behind Missy 

Landreneau on the NSU team. 
Person was slowed by a muscle 
pull in the upper back and 
chest but managed a 19th place 
finish in a 15:30 time. 

Landreneau ran ninth 
overall with a 14:02 clocking. 
Mary Madison was 21st at 
16:11, Teresa Lee was 23rd at 
17:07, Yetta James was 24th at 
17:46 and Susan Smith was 
26th at 18:49. 

Person will probably not be 
able to run in the USL meet, 
Johnson said. s 

Basketball slates 
announced by 
NSU coaches 

Basketball coaches Don 
Beasley and Pat Pierson have 
announced schedules for the 
1985-86 season which include 
contests against some of the 
country's top teams. 

Beasley, who rejuvenated 
the Demon men's program last 
year and guided a once- 
moribund team into a second- 
place conference finish, will 
take his cagers against Texas, 
Lamar, McNeese and 
Northeast, all postseason 
qualifiers last season. 
Additionally, the Demons will 
play in tournaments at LSU and 

Pierson, who combined 
with assistant James Smith to 
lead last year's Lady Demons 
to their greatest season ever, 
has slated a demanding early- 
season schedule including 
North Carolina and Georgia. 

The Demon men begin play 
at home Nov. 29 against Wiley 
College and play East Texas 
State in Prather Coliseum on 
Dec. 2, then hit the road until 
Jan. 10. 

Beasley's bunch will face 
New Orleans, which is ranked 
in some preseason Top 30 polls, 
in the first round of the LSU 
tournament Dec. 19-20. 

Pierson's women also play 
in a tournament at LSU, opening 
the season Nov. 28-29 

SEPT. 30, 1986 

Kickoff: Intramural football season starts 

Jamboree over, 19 teams pursue titles; 
-M golf tournament draws 23 entrants 


Assistant News Editor 

Move it 

One of Tau Kappa Epsilon's flag football players takes off downfield during 
Friday's TKE vs. Theta Chi jamboree football game. 

The Intramural flag 
football season officially 
opened last Friday with the flag 
football jamboree being held at 
the I-M fields. The jamboree is 
designed to give teams and I-M 
referees the chance to practice 
before regular season play. 

Team captains met on 
Wednesday to learn of rule 
changes and team 

requirements. The 1986 flag 
football season drew 19 teams 
to compete for the football 
championship title. Teams will 
compete at the I-M fields 
beginning at 3:30 p.m. Monday 
through Thursday for a month 
of regular season play. 

In addition to preparing 
for the flag football season, 
Intramurals also held a golf 
tournament last week. Richy 
Trum, Kappa Alpha, took top 
honors in Tuesday's match at 
the Recreation Complex. Phil 
Vaughn, Teke, Steve Allen, 

Kappa Sigma, and Kenneth 
Campbell, NSU Spirit, all tied 
for second place. An extra hole 
tie-breaker was not held. 
Second and third place points 
were combined and the total 
divided by three to give 125 
participation points to those 
tied for second place. 

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Although the golf 
tournament drew 23 
participants, Camille 
Hawthorne was the only 
competitor in the women's 
division. Despite the odds, 
Hawthorne managed to take 
first place in the division. 

Also held last week were 
the Uno and Yahtzee 
competitions. Missy Cathey, 
Sigma Kappa, took first in Uno 

with Marsha Smart, Sigma 
Kappa, taking first in Yahtzee. 

Held Thursday in the 
Union Station, the games 
attracted about 60 participants. 
Damian Montelaro, Theta Chi, 
placed second in Uno with his 
teammate Mike Eid placing 
third. In Yahtzee, Coy: 
Gammage, Kappa Sigma, 
placed second with Dan Kratz, 
Theta Chi, rolling in at third. 

This week's events 
include regular season flag: 
football play Monday through 
Wednesday at the I-M fields. 
Teams will begin play at 3:30 
p.m. with the last game set for 
5:30 p.m. 

In addition to flag football, 
students can participate in 8- 
ball pool, singles and doubles, - 
Thursday. Singles competition 
begins at 3:30 p.m. with 
doubles being held at 5:30 p.m. 
Both divisions will be held in 
the I-M pool room. All 
"poolsharks" are encouraged to 
participate. Registration will be 
held prior to the event. 


Lady Demons hit 
hard by UALR 
in Friday loss 


Staff Writer 

The Lady Demon volleyball 
team didn't know what to 
expect in last Friday's road 
match at Arkansas-Little Rock. 
They really didn't want to 
know, either. 

Not until a few minutes 
before the first serve did 
Northwestern coach Tootie 
Cary learn that UALR was a 
power in the NAIA volleyball 
ranks and had three All- 
Americas among its six 

Rather than risk her 
young team being intimidated 
by that knowledge, Cary didn't 
let the Lady Demons in on the 
news before the match. But it 
didn't take long for the NSU 
players to figure that 
something was amiss. 

The Lady Trojans spiked 
Northwestern 15-1 in the 
opening game and added 15-10 
and 15-7 wins in the next two 
games to sweep the match, 
ending the Lady Demons' 
three-match win streak. 

The loss dropped NSU's 
season mark to 4-2 and sent the 
Lady Demons into a 10-day 
break from competition on a 
relatively sour note. But Cary 
feels facing the good 
competition will help her team 
in preparation for its next 
match, which is slated next 
Tuesday night in Prather 
Coliseum against Southern- 
Baton Rouge. 

"I am really looking 
forward to this match. How we 
perform against Southern is 
going to tell me a lot about 
how we are going to fare the 
rest of the year," Cary said. 

Pro wrestlers 
grapple here 
Sunday at 3 

The Athletic Department 
has been wrestling with a major 
budget reduction this year. 
Finally, they've come to grips 
with a surefire way to generate 

The grunts, groans and 
showmanship of professional 
wrestling, Mid-South Sports 
style, comes to Prather 
Coliseum Sunday at 3 p.m. 
Tickets priced at $10 and $7 are 
on sale at the Field House in 
advance. Doors open at 1:30 
Sunday afternoon. 

Heading the card are 
wrestling stars Hacksaw Jim 
Duggan, Gen. Scandar Akbar, 
Terry Taylor and the One Man 
Gang. Proceeds go to the 
Athletic Department. 


Vol. 75, No. 9 


October 14, 1986 



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ports Editor 

The last time Sam Houston 
tate visited Turpin Stadium 
>r the Gulf Star Conference 
pener, the Demon football 
jam went on to win the league 

That was then. This is 
ow, and Sam Houston (5-1) 
gures to be much tougher than 
le 1984 club which fell 38-6 to 
le Demons. 

This year's Demon team is 
-2 after last week's 24-3 
efeat at North Texas State. A 
reek earlier, the Demons had 
tunned rival Northeast 17-14 
in Keith Hodnett's garne- 
ring field goal in Monroe. 

Last year, the Demons 
pened the GSC campaign in 
[untsville with a tough 14-10 
ecision over the Bearkats, 
tho won their next five games 
j share the league title with 
tephen F. Austin. 

Goodwin expects the 
lemories of that loss, along 
nth Sam Houston's five-game 
inning streak this year, to 
rovide the visiting Bearkats 
ith plenty of incentive for 
iturday's 7 p.m. contest. 

The game will be the 
ienterpiece of a daylong slate 
if activities around the 

Five area high school 
)ands will participate in a 
larching showcase Saturday 
fternoon. Pre-game activities 
nclude a tailgate party 
aturing former coach Jack 
layton and members of the 
hbeaten 1966 Demon team. 

The Ex, a Top 40 musical 
roup, will perform in 
Jonjunction with the tailgate 
rties. Special intramural 
ctivities are to be held, said 
tramurals director Mike 

Berlin concert 
eyed by SAB 


Asst. New Editor 

The rumors are flying, but 
there is a possibility that the 
rock group Berlin may show up 
on Northwestern' s campus. 

The Student Activities 
Board has been looking at Nov. 
12 for a possible concert, 
according to Camille 
Hawthorne, director of 
organizations and student 
activities. Berlin has been on 
the top of the list for some time 
now, especially with the hit 
from the movie Topgun, You 
Take My Breath Away. 

Other SAB events are more 
definite. Mary Wong Comedy 
team from Chicago is scheduled 
to perform in Union Station on 
Oct. 17, according to Scott 
Davis, public relations and 
advertising agent fro the SAB. 

"It is not a funny Chinese 
lady," Davis says. "It is a 

unique group of three guys who 
do some extremely funny 

The following week, 
Monday, Oct. 20, the SAB will 
present Edward Jackman in the 
Student Union Ballroom. 
According to Davis, he is a 
"juggling type of comedian." 

The next event is Kier, who 
shows up Tuesday, Oct. 21 . "He 
is a vocalist and entertainer, 
with his own unique style," he 
commented. "His big strong 
point is laughing." 

Plans for the old bowling 
alley in the Student Union are 
also being worked on by the 
SAB. Ideas are being tossed 
around, Davis said. "It might 
be turned into a place where 
you can dance and have 
formals," he concluded, 
"similar to a nightclub. What 
it will look like depends on the 
money, but it could be very 

Fair weather 

SGA announces 86 schedule 


Staff Writer 

Diving ahead 

Junior fullback John Stephens dives for a first down during a recent game in Lake 
Charles against the McNeese State Cowboys. Northwestern beat MSU and two other 
opponents before falling Saturday to North Texas. The Demons open conference 
play in Turpin on Saturday against the 5-1 Sam Houston Bearkats. 

Activities for the 50th 
annual State Fair Week have 
been announced by the Student 
Government Association. 

The 1986 State Fair 
schedule begins on Sunday, 
when the SGA football team 
holds their first practice 
session in preparation for the 
NSU-Tech SGA football game 
on Wednesday at the Tech 
campus. Practice will be 
conducted at 2 p.m. on the 
ROTC fields, and SGA vice 
president Tommy Moore will 

coach the Demon student 

On Monday, the State Fair 
t-shirts will go on sale in the 
University Bookstore. At 8 
p.m., Edward Jackman will 
speak in the Union Ballroom as 
part of Alcohol Awareness 

Tuesday's schedule 
features multi-talented 
performer Kier, in Union 
Station at 7:30 p.m. 

On Wednesday, SGA will 
hold a pep rally at 12 noon in 
the Union cafeteria. Departure 
for the SGA game in Ruston 



itudent attitudes, habits shown in new national survey 

housands of college students nationwide answer 
questions on drugs, religion, marriage, and other topics 


Contributing Writer 

students are more conservative 
in their attitudes about a wide 
fange of subjects than the 
generation which preceded 
them, according to the most 
penetrating survey of college 
jStudent attitudes ever 

Student Watch '86, 
.conducted by Simmons Market 
Research Bureau for the 
ICollege Stores Research and 
[Educational Foundation, 
.provided for the first time an in- 
depth look at a separate and 
'important force in America's 
(social, political, and economic 
picture -- 12.5 million students 
,With over $20 billion in 
discretionary annual spending. 

The Foundation that 
funded the $250,000 survey is 
*h e research arm of the 
National Association of 
College Stores, a trade 
a ssociation with more than 
2,700 college store members 
ac ross the U.S., Canada, and 
other countries. 

Based on responses from 
0v er 5,000 randomly selected 
studpntc .Kio picture of general 
emerged from 
college and 
University campuses. 

Fifty-six percent think sex 
before marriage is always or 
^metimes wrong, while 95% 

%dents, this 
a ttitudes 

percent believe sex outside 
marriage is always or 
sometimes wrong, and 69% 
prefer postponing marriage 
until they have achieved a 
career or other goals. 

Seventy percent believe 
that cigarettes are harmful and 
48% indicated they would not 
even date someone who smokes. 

Eighty-four percent think 
cocaine is harmful and 62% 
believe marijuana use is also 
unwise, but only 10% feel that 
way about alcohol. 

Seventy-three percent 
favor the death penalty, and 
69.9% think abortion should be 

Respondents expressed 
their political views and 
alignments; 37% considered 
themselves Republicans, 31% 
independents, and only 28% 
listed themselves as 

Doctors, scientists, and 
professors are highly respected 
by students. But reporters, 
government workers, and 
politicians had better mind 
their "public image," because 
60%, 47%, and 70% 
respectively, of students had 
little or no trust in these 

Sixty-nine percent of the 
students said religion was 
important to varying degrees in 
their lives, and 26% said they 
attended religious services at 
least once a week; 51% attend 
at least once a month. 

The survey also provided 

an insight into financial habits 
of students, including the fact 
that 48% live off campus, and 
in effect run households. 

Fifty percent of the 
respondents get more than half 
of their discretionary income 
from their own earnings, and 
58% of those said they earned 
over $2,000 last year, while 
25% earned over $5,000. 

When it comes to 
discretionary spending, 61% 
said they had $100 per month 
or more to spend. Nineteen 
percent in that group was 
between $150-249 and another 
19% spend $250 or more. 
Largest dollar expenditures by 
students during the school year 
were at the college bookstore, 
with a median of $248.61 . 

Ninety-six percent said 
they spent more money on 
clothing during the past school 
year than on any other 
category, with a median 
expenditure of $187.40. Four 
percent chose health and 
beauty aids as their top 
expense for discretionary 

In other survey highlights, 
56% have bank credit cards, 
41% have borrowed money to 
attend college, and 86% have 
saving accounts. College 
students are owners of high- 
priced items as well: sixteen 
percent have a new car, 39% 
purchased a used car, 78% own 
a television set, 66% a stereo 
system, 36% a 35mm camera, 
and 17% a computer. 

25% 50% 75% 100% 


Sex befo re marriage is always or sometimes wrong: 


Favor postp oning marriage for caree r/other goals: 


Attitude on drugs/vices 

Cocaine is harmful 

Marijuana use is unwise 



Alcohol use is unwise - 10% 

Cigarettes are harmful 


Political views: 






Favor death penalty 


Abortion should be iega 


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October 14. 1986 






Petty thefts hit 
West Rapides 

Thieves nab pudding but leave stereo 


News Editor 

Several residents of the 
second floor of West Rapides 
Hall, fell victim to a spree of 
thefts during the weekend of 
September 27 through 28. 

The occupants of three 
rooms returned home Sunday 
night to find certain items 
stolen from their rooms. All 
victims interviewed found it 
rather puzzling that the thief, 
or thieves, only took certain 
choice items, and bypassed 
more expensive items in the 

Alan Farquhar returned to 
his second floor room late 
Sunday night to discover that 
his video cassette recorder, 
along with some tapes, had 
been stolen. University Police 
theorizes that the culprit 
scaled up the side of the 
building and entered through 
the window. Farquhar 
commented that he remembers 
locking his window before he 
left for the weekend, and it was 
open when he returned. 

Both police and Farquhar 
are puzzled at the fact that 
only the VCR, which was 
concealed in a closed cabinet, 
was taken when other valuable 
items were all about the room, 
and in clear sight. 

Another victim, Rod 
Hoppaugh, arrived at his 
second floor room to discover 
that a few of his audio 
cassettes have been stolen. 

The resident assistant for 
the second floor of Rapides 
West, John Wilson, suspects 
that the key to Rod 

Hoppaugh's room may have 
been previously duplicated. 

"Apparantly the 
locksmiths in this town are not 
supposed to duplicate room 
keys," he said. "Students make 
them (the room keys) to avoid 
fines, if the key is lost." 

Hoppaugh, and his 
roommate, had the lock on 
their door changed. 

Other relatively 
inexpensive items were stolen 
from the room of Dan Korn. 
Upon arriving home Sunday 
night, Korn and his roommate 
noticed several minor items 
missing from their room, such as 
a six pack of Coke, two 
packages of pudding and a 
bottle of hair spray. Korn 
shrugs off the whole incident, 
stating that it could have been 

"It surprised me," he said. 
"We have a T.V. and a stereo 
system in our room." 

The robberies are still 
under investigation by 
University Police. 

Music men 

Members of the Spirit of Northwestern marching band perform during last 
Saturday's win over the Northeast Louisiana Indians in Monroe. The band will be 
featured at halftime of Saturday's NSU-Sam Houston game, and again next week at 
the 50th anniversary State Fair in Shreveport. 

Local restaurants offer fine dining experiences 

Natchitoches has a wide variety of sit-down establishments to suit every student's tastes, budget 



The Natchitoches area 
offers unique dining experiences 
for the person who is tired of 
fast-food service or who just 
wants to be treated to a night 

For many college students 

it's a chance for a good hot 
meal or to mark a special 
occasion worth celebrating. 

Lasyone's Meat Pie 
Kitchen and Restaurant is just 
one such place. Located at 622 
Second Street, Lasyone's offers 
a touch of "old style" New 
Orleans to many patrons who 
have flocked from all over the 

world to try the famous 
Natchitoches Meat Pie. 

Jo Ann and James Lasyone 
first opened for business in 
October of 1967, but it's history 
goes back farther than that. 
James, as a young boy, peddled 
meat pies on the streets of the 
town. The actual business got 
started as a fast-food operation 

out of the old Live Oak 
Grocery, which was located 
next door to the present 
Lasyone's, before moving into 
the restaurant. At that time 
the meat pies were hand- 

The real break in the 
business came when House 
Beautiful magazine appeared 

at Lasyone's and later 
published an article which 
soon gave way to more 
popularity. That first article 
has since been joined by Associ 

publicity from 
newspapers and 





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Alost announces creation of distinguished faculty awardst 


Staff Writer 

President Robert Alost has 
announced the establishment of 
Distinguished Faculty Chairs 
and Distinguished Service 
Awards to honor University 
personnel for professional 
excellence and outstanding 
service to NSU. 

Three Northwestern 

teachers will be selected for 
the Distinguished Faculty 
Chair awards, and three non- 
classified or Civil Service 
employees will be chosen as 
recipients of the Distinguished 
Service Awards. 

Alost said the six 
Northwestern staff members 
selected for the awards will 
each receive $1,500 in cash and 
a plague signifying the honor. 

"Even in these difficult 
financial times at the 
University and in Louisiana," 
he said, "I feel that it is 
essential to allocate at least a 
nominal amount of money for 
incentives and recognition for 
superior professional 
achievements and 
distinguished service to the 

"Because of budgetary 

problems throughout the 1980's, 
salaries for faculty and staff 
members who perform their 
duties with dedication and 
competence are inadequate. 

The Distinguished Faculty 

Chairs and Service Awards are 
designed to provide a small 
additional compensation for 
these outstanding teachers and 
staff members." 

Alost said all University 
personnel are being invited to 
submit nominations for the 
awards, and a selection 
committee will review 
accomplishements and 
statements of support for 

Among criteria for the 
awards are proficiency in 
performance of duties, attitude 

demonstrated in carrying out 
professional responsibilities, 
efforts that go beyond the callj 
of duty, professio 
achievements, community 
involvement and other 
professional accomplishments 
and personal characteristics. 

The awards will be 
presented at the end of the fall 




will be at 2:30 p.m. 

The State Fair Scavenger 
Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 
7 p.m. Wednesday. Clues will 
be given during the day in the 
Student Activities Office, 
Union 214. 

Also on Wednesday, 
elections for the University's 
102nd anniversary Homecoming 
Court will be held, from 8 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. The court will be 
presented at the Nov. 8 home 
football game vs. Nicholls 

Thursday has been 
designated as State Fair t-shirt 
day. A pep rally, parade, and 
presentation of the State Fair 
Court will be held in front of 
Iberville Dining Hall, 
beginning at 6:30. The 
traditional "Burning of the 
Bulldog" will be held 

Following the bulldog 
roast, a street dance is 
scheduled. The dance will 
feature the local rock band 

On Friday, the ROTC will 
conduct its annual Spirit Run to 
Shreveport, and students will 
begin making their way up 
Highway 1 . 

Saturday's schedule 
features Rally in the Alley at 
12 noon at Shreve Square in 
downtown Shreveport. The 
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Marking its tenth 
anniversary as a chartered 
organization at NSU, the 
Public Relations Student 
Society of America (PRSSA) 
eledted officers last week and 
began making plans for the 

The NSU chapter, the first 
to be chartered in Louisiana, 
elected Terri Griffin, president, 
Reatha Cole, vice president 
land Sonya Rigaud, secretary- 

Faculty advisor for PRSSA 
[ is Franklin Presson, A.P.R. The 
groups professional advispr is 
Ed Nelson, A.P.R., executive 
director of the Louisiana State 

Flight Team 

The new edition of the 
NSU Demon Flight Team has 
been named by Aviation Science 
'Division this past week. A 
combined fundraising and 
victory party was held after 
" ie list had been posted. 

The following students 
Will compete in the regional 
contest beginning Oct. 18 at 
Greenville, Mississippi: Jesse 
^elley, Anthol Shewbridge, 
[Alfred Johnson, Jr., Mark 
JEchols, Mark Sheppard, George 
IWaugaspack, Doug Sellers, 
?Louis Sklar and Clement Flatt. 
The event is being hosted by 
Delta State teachers. 

Don McWilliams is team 
■dvisor and requests the 
feupport of the student body, 
faculty and staff for our flying 
team's efforts. According to 
Williams, the members have 
worked many extra hours to 
earn this trip. 


NSU's Reserve Officer's 
Training Corps is gearing up for 
|the annual State Fair Run. 
This run, hosted by the ROTC 
Department, also includes a 
fundraising drive by the 
Association of the United 


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States Army. The run is slated 
for Friday, October 24 and will 
Begin at 6 a.m. and end in mid- 

The run will cover over 76 
miles from the ROTC Armory 
on campus to the LSU-S campus 
in Shreveport. The run has 
(been planned in conjunction 
fwith the AUSA fundraising 

drive to raise money for the 
Shriner's Crippled Children's 
Hospital in Shreveport. The 
goal for this year is $1,500. 

The cadets will run on 
relay intervals while carrying 
the football to be used in the 
State Fair Classic game 
between the Demons and 
Louisiana Tech's Bulldogs. All 
businesses and persons 
interested in donating money or 
needing further information, 
should contact the ROTC 
Department at 357-5156. 

Circle K 

Circle K, an organization 
of caring, sharing, service and 
leadership will hold it's 
weekly meeting Thursday in 
the Queen's Room of the 
Student Union, from 6 to 6:30 

Circle K is sponsored by 
the Cane River Kiwanis Club 
and is involved with service in 
the community as well as on 
campus. Everyone is invited to 

Ski Trip 

A seven-day winter ski 
trip to Winter Park, Colorado, 
is being sponsored Jan. 7-13 by 
the Department of Intramurals. 

Mike Knotts, director of 
Intramurals, said the price of 
the trip is $496 per person, 
double occupancy, and includes 
round-trip airfare from 
Shreveport to Denver, 
round trip transfers between 
Winter Park and Denver and 
five-day lift tickets. 

A $150 deposit is due at 
the times reservations are 
made. Final payment of the 
balance must be made by Nov. 

For further information 
call Mike Knotts at 357-5461 
during the day or 352-4158. 

Rugby Team 

Members of the NSU Rugby 
Football Club who joined in the 
game between Shreveport and 
Alexandria include John 
McDowall, James Bruns, James 
Luck, Russell Kellenberger, 
James Braswell and Michael 

This fall semester 
represents a new beginning for 
the Rugby Football Club, 
according to team president 
and founder Mike Manus. 


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Admission will be $1 with ID 
and $2 general. All 
refreshments will be 50 cents. 

A raffle drawing will also 
be held. Tickets are available 
from any team member. All 
proceeds will be used to 
purchase uniforms. 


Dr. Ed Graham, dean of 
instruction, has advised that 
October 24 is the last date to 
file for spring graduation. All 
students who plan to graduate 
in Spring 1987 should come by 
the dean's office, Room 153, 

Animal Tech 

The NSU Animal Health 
Technician's Association will 
hold a second dog and cat wash 
on October 25, at Maggio's on 
Highway 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 

The association will serve 
pre-game jambalaya at Turpin 
Stadium from 5 to 7 p.m. just 
prior to Saturday's home game 
against Sam Houston. The 
booth will be set up close to the 
ticket window on the press box 
side of the stadium. 

The chicken and sausage 
jambalaya will be prepared by 
the association members and 
sold for $2.50 per bowl. Soft 
drinks will also be available. 


The Nu Sigma Upsilon 
Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda 
held its second meeting last 
Thursday. Guest speaker was 
Mark Thomas of the Johnson 
and Thomas Accounting firm. 

Many current issues were 
discussed, including the 
organization of a Students in 
Free Enterprise (SIFE) program 
at Northwestern. SIFE is 
sponsored by a group of 
businesses to help provide a 
greater understanding of the 
business world. 

Four students, along with 
advisor Dr. Bacdayan, will 
attend a workshop in New 
Orleans to train 

on how to begin a SIFE program. 

Chemistry, Physics, and Geology Department head Dr. Tom Griffith and Dr. Nadya 
Keller conduct an experiment in preparation for the Louisiana State Science and 
Engineering Fair, which will be held on the NSU campus in the spring of 1988. 



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known all over the world," says 
Mrs. Lasyone. "We've had 
people from everywhere— 
England, Germany, Canada and 
the United States." 

Celebrities have also been 
known to dine at the restaurant. 
"We have fed Lome Greene 
from TV's Bonanza, Grits 
Gresham of the Miller Lite 
commercials and Vanna White 
of the Wheel of Fortune," she 

Most agree that the 
attraction to this unique 
restaurant is the food. 
Lasyone's offers a large menu, 
specializing in the famous meat 
pie, all served in a friendly 
southern atmosphere from 7 
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through 
Saturday. Daily specials carry- 
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lobster and steak run a close 

The restaurant also offers 
customers homemade soups and 
a salad bar with every meal, 
along with nightly specials. 

The Shamrock, located on 
Highway 1 South, is a fun 
place to eat and a favorite spot 
to take dates. 

Open six days a week, 
Shamrock offers both carry-out 
orders as well as a full line of 
restaurant items which include 
gourmet hamburgers, deli 
sandwiches, seafood and steak, 
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The Shamrock has been in 
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offers an enjoyable atmosphere 
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on the outdoor cafe. Extra 
private rooms are available for 
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are equipped with television 
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According to owner and 
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"Our hamburgers and plate 
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John Leslie, owner of 
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family restaurant. 

"We don't sell alcoholic 
beverages," he said. "We do 
this purposely in order to 
protect and preserve the proper 
dining atmosphere of the 

Having served to family 
crowds and college students in 
Natchitoches for nine years, 
Bonanza has seen quite a few 
changes in the food service and 
has come to recognize what 
people want. According to 
Leslie the top selling food 
items are the chopped sirloin 
and the chicken fried steak. 

'The six-ounce ribeye and 
fish are also popular items," he 
continued. He went on to say 
that with every order a 
customer receives the 
Freshtastiks salad and dessert 
bar, which features soft-serve 
ice cream. 

The restaurant is 
accommodated with a large 
banquet room for 65 to 70 people 
and offers a discount on orders 
with the presentation of a 
college ID. Carry-out orders 
are also available. 

Just reopened under new 
management, the El Camino 
Restaurant offers carry-out 
orders, hot lunch specials for 
$3.95 and a new seafood buffel. 
The seafood buffet includes all 
you can eat Friday and 
Saturday from 6 p.m. until 

According to Helen 
Arterberry, El Camino offers a 
10 percent college discount, 
except on such specials as the 
seafood buffet. 

The El Camino Restaurant 
is conveniently located across 
from the campus on College 
Avenue. The restaurant is open 
6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but revised 
business hours are being worked 

For a change of pace, South 
China Restaurant, with an 
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buffet, is worth checking out. 
And for real Mexican food, the 
Cafe Del Rio on Washington 
Street has just what you might 

Other Natchitoches spots 
include the Pickle Barrel on 
Bossier Street which offers 
ribeyes and delicious 
hamburgers and the Cafe St. 
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October 14, 1986 


Who are you? 

During the past semester the Current Sauce has 
received many letters to the editor. Why is this the 
first paper to have two, and most don't have any? 

Because most of the letters we receive are 
unsigned. Or some are written by A Concerned 
Student or A Concerned Fan or another member of 
the Concerned family. 

Current Sauce policy requires that all letters to 
the editor be type written, double-spaced and signed. 
A phone number should also be given where the 
writer can be reached. No anonymous letters will 
be printed! 

Everyone has something to say, and the Sauce 
offers an outlet for all of us (not just the staff) to let 
off some steam or to praise something that is good 
on our campus. Whatever your point, this is the 
best forum from which to be heard. 

But you can't be heard if no one is listening, 
which is what is very likely to happen if you don't 
sign your name. 

Sure, we want to hear what you have to say... but 
who are you? 

Patronage evident at NSU, priorities wrong 

Reader questions decisions by both Natchitoches, Northwestern in light of severe budget cuts 

Dear Editor 

I feel it to be my civic duty, 
as a Louisiana citizen and 
current NSU student, to 
comment on several delicate 
matters relating to the 
University and community. 

Initially, let us consider 
the fact that the wife of NSU's 
new basketball coach now 
oversees recruiting. It is 
certainly obvious that her 
husband is gainfully employed. 
Could not one of those persons 
recently terminated, as a cost- 
cutting measure, qualify for 
that position? Might not that 
person's family be in greater 
need of the salary? As monies 
must be conserved, should not 

the suggestion of placing potted 
plants in dormitories be 
reconsidered? Was the 
painting of the curbs on campus 
a necessary expense, 

Due to a lack of funds the 
previous administrator of NSU 
narrowly avoided a legalistic 
embarrasment over a 
nonworking elevator. Why 
protract an issue clearly 
defined under federal 
guidelines, that being access for 
the physically disadvantaged. 
Evidently, the recent tuition 
increases are subsidizing 
athletic programs which are 
not self supporting. 
Students on athletic 
scholarships are a definite 

minority when compared to 
persons paying their 
educational expenses from 
family earnings. Those persons 
who may be subsidized 
academically are used by a 
system for academic gain. This 
is actually a moot point 
considering the economic losses 
incurred by the athletic 
programs. However, the 
human losses felt by those 
persons who have not attained 
employable skills at the 
university of their choice are 
seldom mentioned. 

What past and present 
graduation percentages are- 
attached to out athletes? Was 
it in NSU's interest to dismiss 
doctorate-holding instructors, 

despite the Faculty Senate's 
formula, when individuals 
with masters degrees were 
available. Is it not interesting 
that one of these persons 
reappeared on the faculty of 
the Louisiana School for Math, 
Science, and the Arts? Are not 
high school professors a rare 

On the subject of human 
losses, how does the 
Natchitoches city government 
justify the appointing of a fire 
chief when another individual 
awaits his rightful elevation 
to this position? Is not a locally 
standard practice of promotion 
based on seniority being 
violated? Is this a case of piety 
on Sunday and bigotry Monday 
through Saturday? Does no one 

Writer says Stomps a waste of time 

Dear Editor 

Is it blindness of mind, 
carelessness of soul or want of 
education that has caused our 
black fraternities to let their 
voices go unheard and their 
hands to grow idle? Is there a 
fear of failure lurking nearby 
that has caused you to omit 
building for yourselves a 
memorial on the hill. I think 
this is gross neglect. Is it not 
true that you are abundantly 
capable of making yourselves 
men of distinction? Let it not be 
said that you have no courage 

and no ambitions. 

I would implore our 
Brothers to flee from the 
entertainment of "stomp" 
gatherings. It is astonishing 
that our Black fraternities are 
so caught up as to spend 
precious time on such frivolous 
amusement; for it has been 
carried on among us to such an 
extent that it has become 
absolutely disgusting. 

Our forefathers bled and 
died in the Revolutionary War, 
in the war for civil rights and 
the war for a proper education. 
Have they labored in vain? 

Surely Martin Luther King 
would turn over in his grave if 
he could hear the abusive 
language and degrading of each 
other at these "stomp" 
gatherings. You have labored 
hard not to be downcast, so 
don't "you" put your own 
Brother down, regardless of 
what the cause might be. 

In the future your sons and 
daughters will not be able to 
remember a "stomp" gathering. 
There will be nothing to see. 
But, someday, they might be 
able to abide in a handsomely 
built fraternity house that you 

helped to establish. It will be 
a memorial, not a perishable 

Let your money and time be 
appropriated for something 
worthwhile. Not that you are 
not investing yourselves 
community wise, but please, I 
implore you, let your mansion 
sit on the hill. 

This is not to downgrade 
you, but simply to make you 
think, because when you have 
your head screwed on right you 
are tough. 

Gloria Reed 

consider the moral and ethical 
issues apparent in this matter? 

It seems that whether at 
school or in the city the 
measure of one's ability is 
governed by who you know. 
The factors should related to 
capability, education, and past 
attainment. Should not 

patronage systems by 
nonexistent when possible? 
Funding should be dispensed for 
academic needs first and 
peripheral needs thereafter. 
The public trough should not be 
prostituted. Thus, perhaps 
some persons have stood near 
too long. 

Personally, I am a rabid 
football fan and do take 
advantage of financial aid 
through vocational 
rehabilitation, guaranteed 
student loans, etc. My family 
members, both close and 
extended, have attended NSU 
for fifty years and more. I care 
for and support NSU, may she 
live and prosper and 
perpetuity. Our educational 
faculty is, in the vast majority, 
a caring, competent (morally 
and educationally), and 
positive group of people. The 
Natchitoches area provides an 
exceptionally healthy 
environment for the maturation 
of young people. Let both the 
university and Natchitoches 
grow and prosper with 

Allen B. Harlan 

Montgomery, LA 

What changes have you seen in the "new Northwestern?" 

Rick Fenoli 

4-1, business 

"I notice the faculty are 
working a lot harder and the 
administration as a whole. I 
commend them on their ability 
to handle the larger work 

Gordon Cruickshank 

Graduate student, psychology 
Long Island, NY 

"There is a more efficient 
administration and a positive 
atmosphere at NSU that was 
not here last year." 

Scott Staltham 

graduate student, psychology 
Bossier City 

"Not a thing, it's the same 
old bureaucracy. Only the 
names have changed. It's not 
the administration, it's the 

Juan Rivera 

4-2, political science 
Puerto Rico 

"I have seen more 
changes with the process of 
registration. I have seen a 
different attitude which is 
more positive. There seems to 
be more pride in NSU. 

Stephanie Reyonlds 

4-3, music 

"I have seen changes. I 
had to move from the best dorm 
to the fourth floor of the worst 
one. At first there was a 
drastic change, but now it seems 
things are falling back" 




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October 14, 1986 

Hot Sam Houston 
opens GSC slate 


Sports Editor 

With the excitement of a 
three-game win streak 
jbruptly ended, the Demon 
football team tries to rekindle 
its spark at home Saturday 
ivhen opening Gulf Star 
Conference play against a red- 
tiot Sam Houston State team. 

Northwestern, after a 
lisappointing 24-3 road loss 
^st Saturday to North Texas 
State, brings a 3-2 mark into 
e 7 p.m. contest at Turpin 
Itadium. Sam Houston has won 
five straight after an opening 
ss to Nevada-Reno, Division 
AA's top-ranked team. 



The Demons had won three 
a row after losing to the No. 
team in 1-AA, Arkansas 
tate, in their season opener, 
iut the excitement generated 
iy a last-play 17-14 win over 
jrchrival Northeast couldn't 
any the Demons past North 
Texas State. 

The Mean Green flew out to 
17-0 halftime lead - 
including a gift touchdown 
with five seconds left in the 
ialf — and frustrated Demon 
comeback efforts. 

"I don't know if we were 
flat at the start of the game or 
f North Texas State was just 
ihat good," said NSU coach 
Sam Goodwin. "They're a very 
good, physical team. Their 
kicking game was excellent and 
they didn't turn the ball over 
like they had been doing in 
heir two defeats. 

"In the second half we got 
some breaks and our defense 
played very well," he said. 
"We couldn't put the ball in the 
end zone like we were able to 
against Northeast." 

That was the key to the 
outcome. NTSU converted its 
scoring chances and the Demons 

didn't, he said. 

The Mean Green 
intercepted a Rusty Slack pass 
and returned it to the Demon 10 
-just before halftime, already 
owning a 10-0 lead. But after an 
incomplete pass, NTSU opted 
for a field goal before the horn - 
- until NSU was flagged five 
yards after a defender left the 
field of play through the end 
zone instead of going to the 

Given the ball at the 
Demon 5, North Texas chose to 
go for six and not three points. 
It worked with two seconds left 
and the lead was 17-0 at the 

'The interception before 
the half was stupid on our 
(coaching staffs) part," 
admitted Goodwin. "They had 
blitzed on the second down play 
and we had Odessa Turner 
isolated on a back that couldn't 
stay with him. When I looked 
up and saw how much time 
there was, I tried to signal to 
Rusty to just run the clock out, 
but we couldn't get through to 
him. The linebacker in their 
coverage dropped back and he 
was the one who picked off the 

After opening the third 
period with a drive to the 
NTSU 8, the Demons had to 
settlq for a 25-yard field goal 
by Keith Hodnett. On the next 
NSU offensive series, the 
Demons moved from their own 
10 to the Mean Green's 3 but 
didn't get anything out of the 

Freshman halfback Tracy 
Palmer was stopped short of 
first down yardage on fourth 
down and NSU surrendered the 

The Demons frittered 
away another chance in the 
fourth quarter' after DeShon 
Jenkins recovered a fumble at 
the NTSU 28. On fourth-and- 
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couldn't gain a yard and NSU 
was empty-handed again. 

The defeat ended the pre- 
conference slate for NSU on a 
sour note, something Goodwin 
had hoped to avoid. 

"I felt it was important to 
go into conference play with a 
four-game winning streak 
against the level of 
competition we've faced," he 
said. "Now, every game from 
here on out is critical, not only 
for us, but for our opponents as 

While the Demons have 
faced a relatively demanding 
early-season schedule, such is 
, not the case for Sam Houston. 

The Bearkats opened with 
a 35-7 loss at Reno, then won 
three straight home games 
against Montana State (23-6), 
Lamar (23-6) and Angelo State 
(38-21). They won at Texas 
Southern (38-28) and beat 
Central State of Oklahoma (27- 
17) at home last week. 

Sam Houston trailed 
Central State 10-0 after one 
quarter and was behind 17-14 at 
halftime. But the Bearkats 
never had to punt in the contest 
as they rolled up 412 yards in 

"They're a fine offensive 
team and they've won five in a 
row," said Goodwin. "Some 
will look at their record and 
say they haven't played 
anybody, but they've got five 
straight wins and three were 
over 1-AA teams. They've been 
at least two scores up on 

Sam Houston's only Gulf 
Star defeat last season was a 14- 
10 defeat at the hands of the 
Demons in a mud-caked battle 
at Huntsville. 

"We were the last team to 
beat them last year and that 
ended up costing them the 
conference championship," 
Goodwin said. "I'm sure they 
won't forget that." 

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The return of Mark Spikes 
to the lineup proved to be the 
spark that the Demon men's 
cross country team needed for 
Monday's NSU Invitational 
meet on campus. 

Coach Leon Johnson's 
harriers had struggled so far 
this fall but posted a strong 
second-place showing here 
Monday, trailing a strong 
McNeese lineup but finishing 
ahead of Southeastern, USL, 
Nicholls, LeTourneau Jr. 
College and Louisiana College. 

The Lady Demons were 
fourth in a six-team field. 

Tim Donahue of McNeese 
won the 5-mile men's race in 
24:32 despite running some 200 
extra yards when he and the 
pack of leaders ran off course. 

Ronald Wilkins led NSU's 
finishers with a 25:11 clocking 
good for ninth place, starting a 
stretch of five straight places 
taken by the Demon men. Next 
came Joe English (25:23), then 
Buzzy Crenshaw (25:35), 
Spikes (25:38) and Russell Duty 

That grouping earned the 
Demons 34 points, just 13 back of 
McNeese's winning total and 35 
ahead of . third-place 

The Lady Demons were 
fourth with 111 points, behind 
the 24 of USL, the 31 of 
McNeese and 88 from Nicholls. 

Missy Landreneau led NSU 
with a 21:22 clocking on the 
muddy 3-mile course, good 
enough for 12th place. 

Suzanne Person was 15th at 
22:14, Mary Madison was 19th 
at 23:20, Yetta James had a 
24:48 clocking for 28th place 
and Pam Scoville was 38th at 


October 14, 1986 

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One-two crunch 

James Hall (99) and J.T. Fenceroy gang up on a North Texas State running back 
to force a fumble during Saturday's game in Denton. The Demons couldn't take 
advantage of it, however, and rode home on the short end of a 24-3 verdict. 

The 3-2 Northwestern squad hosts a tough 5-1 Sam Houston team this weekend 
in Turpin Stadium. PHOTO BY ALAN TINDELL 

A s p ecial g ame 

Lady Demons set benefit scrimmage 


Sports Writer 

Ever wondered if you could 
stay on the court with Annie 
Harris, Sandy Pugh, C.J. Davis, 
Monica Lee, Kristy Harris and 
the rest of the Lady Demon 
basketball team? 

Your chance comes on 
Thursday, Nov. 6, at Prather 
Coliseum in a "basketball 
marathon" game from 6-9 p.m. 
The game is a fund-raising 
benefit to help defray medical 
expenses incurred by Yvette 
West, a Lady Demon recruit 
who is being treated for cancer. 

West, who was the tallest 
(6-3) recruit ever signed by the 
Lady Demons when she inked 
last spring, was hospitalized in 
August and soon learned she 
had a malignant cancer of the 
liver. She's undergoing 
chemotherapy treatments in 
Houston and commutes between 
M.D. Anderson Hospital and 
her home in Jones, near Bastrop. 

She hopes to enroll in 
classes for the spring semester 

The benefit basketball 
game idea was developed by 
Lady Demon coaches Pat 
Pierson and James Smith. 
Anyone wishing to play against 
the Lady Demons will make a 
$15 contribution. Additionally, 
the Lady Demon players will 
be soliciting pledges of 25 cents 
per point scored during the 
three-hour contest with a 
maximum donation of $25. 

"It'll give people a chance 
to scrimmage with us while 
donating to a very worthy 
cause," said Pierson. "Our girls 
will get a chance to help a 

teammate they care a great 
deal about, one that they want 
to see in the lineup next year." 

"Our goal is $2,000," said 
Smith. "That's how much they 
raised for Yvette in Bastrop. 
All that we can raise will go 
toward helping pay off her 
medical bills." 

If you're interested in 

playing or pledging, contact 
Pierson, Smith or graduate 
assistant coach Teressa Thomas 
at 357-5891. Checks should be 
made to Yvette West. 

West, an All-State player 
at Prairie View Academy, led 
her team to two straight state 
tournament appearances as a 
high school star. 

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Kratz wins l-M trivia title, 
Martin, Melancon top guns 


Sports Writer 

Dan Kratz, Theta Chi, 
answered his way to victory 
last Wednesday during the 
Intramural Trivial Pursuit 
match held in the Union 

Kratz out-answered 23 other 
trivia buffs to take the match. 
Todd Keenan and Jeff Richards, 
both Kappa Sigma, tied for 
second place. 

In the singles 8-ball pool 
match held Oct. 2, Randy 
Martin, Slaughterhouse Gang, 
took the men's title and Amy 
Melancon, Sigma Kappa, took 
the women's title. The event 
drew 45 "poolsharks" to the I- 
M pool room. In the men's 
division, Rick Fenoli, Theta 
Chi, took second place with 
Todd Keenan, Kappa Sigma, 
and Ethan Flynn, Sigma Tau 
Gamma, tying for third place. 
In the women's division, Vickie 
Cleveland, Sigma Kappa, took 
second and Lessley Deshotel, 
Sigma Kappa, took third. 

In the doubles 8-ball pool 

match, also held Oct. 2, 18 
teams came out to "shoot it out" 
for the title. In the men's 
division Billy Nichols and 
Ronnie Greer, Diamond 
Demons, took first place. 

been playing regular season Th 
play of flag football. With the C 1 
season two weeks underway 
the top two teams in the men's 
Greek division are Kapp a TUES 
Sigma #1, with a 3-0 record; Stare 
and Teke, also with a l^Unive 
record. The two teams wit 

Second place was captured by 
Randy Martin and Walter 
Litton, Slaughterhouse Gang, 
with Mick Stroud and Russell 
Dangeleisen, Sig Tau, taking 

In the women's division, Amy 
Melancon and Vickie 
Cleveland, Sigma Kappa, took 
first place. The second place 
was also captured by a Sigma 
Kappa team composed of 
Lessley Deshotel and Missy 

In addition to holding the 8- 
ball pool matches and Trivial 
Pursuit, Intramurals has also 


Spikers fight for .500 mark 


Sports Writer 



The Lady Demon 
volleyball team tries to stay 
above the .500 mark for the 
season this week while 
preparing for its next home 
match against powerful 
Arkansas-Little Rock at 6 p.m. 
on Monday. 

The NSU spikers fell to 5-4 
on Saturday in Lake Charles 
when McNeese avenged an 
earlier 3-1 defeat by downing 

the Lady Demons 
identical 3-1 count. 

McNeese, attacking at a 
.367 clip for the match, opened 
with 15-10 and 15-8 wins before 
NSU rallied with a 15-7 
victory in the third game, 
when the Lady Demons hit at a 
match-best .292 percentage. 
NSU came up just short in the 
fourth game, dropping a 15-13 

Robyn Justin led the Lady 
Demons with 11 kills and a .331 
attack percentage. 

The team hits the road for 

meet to play 3:30 p.rr< 
Wednesday on field one of the 
I-M fields . 

In the men's independem WED 
division the Steelers are in th<8 a 
top spot with a 3-0 record Sea ve 
Slaughterhouse Gang is ij Unioi 
second place with a 2-1 record Activ 
In the women's division, Signy " a,ni 
Kappa holds the top spot witl ^ ote 
a 2-0 record, followed by Ph Hom< 
Mu with a 1 -1 record. and 

Two weeks of regular seasor P Te $ c 
play remain before the fla 
football playoffs begin. Tearnj * 2 n( 
will battle' it out in th theUl 
playoffs for the flag footbal 
championship title. 

Volleyball season 
scheduled to take plac 
following the flag footba 
season. Registration deadlii* State 1 
for volleyball is Friday, Oct & 30 I 
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a Tuesday night match at 
Louisiana Tech and heads west 
to Nacogdoches for a Friday local 
encounter with Stephen 



Annie Bloxson leads the 
team with 43 kills and a .256 
attack percentage while Justin 
is tops in aces with 21. Tanya 
Champagne has notched 40 Noe\ 
digs to pace the club. 

Arkansas-Little Rock 
features three NAIA All 
America players in its startup 

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ccor^ State Fair T-Shirts on sale, 
a 3^ University Bookstore. 
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f the 1 Station. 


in th ( 8 a.m.-7 p.m. - State Fair 

ecora Scavenger Hunt. Clues in 

is 1 Union 214, the Student 

■ecord Activities Office. 

Sigm, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. - Election Day! 

t witl Vote for NSU's 102nd 

1 v Homecoming Court, Mr. NSU, 

and Miss NSU. To be 
seasoj presented at Nov. 8 game vs. 

2 fi a , Nicholls State. 

Team: 12 noon " SGA pep rally at 
i th( tne Union Junction cafeteria, 
x tbal 2:30 P- m- " ^A departs for 
Ruston to battle Tech SGA in 
annual SGA football game. 


■adlini State Fair T-Shirt Day. 

Oct 6:30 P- m - " ** e P rally, parade, 
and presentation of 
Northwestern's State Fair 
Court, Iberville Dining Hall. 

kThe annual "Burning of the 
Bulldog" will be held 
following the pep rally and 

at approx. 9 p.m. 

; wes t - Following the bulldog roast, 
local rock band "The Ex" will 
perform at the street dance 
between the Union and 
Natchitoches Hall. 


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Shreveport with game ball. 
No events planned. 



12 noon - Rally in the Alley - 
NSU and Tech students - 
Shreve Square in downtown 


6:30 p.m. - Presentation of the 
Courts, Independence 

7 pjn. - NSU vs. Louisiana 

State Fair 


6, 8:30 p.m. - Celebrity stage 
featuring Marie Osmond and 
Candy Candido. Fair 
Grounds Field. 
10 p.m. - Exhibit buildings 

10 a.m. - Exhibits open. Port 
Stage will feature 
entertainment throughout 

p.m. - Robinson's Racing 
Pigs, Pork Chop Downs, Six 
races daily. 

5 p.m. - Band concert 
Administrative Office lawn 
5:30 and 8 p.m. - The River 
City Dixielanders, Fair 
Grounds Field. 

6 ard 8:30 p.m. - Celebrity 
Stage - Larry Gatlin and the 
Gatlin Brpthers Band, Fair 
Grounds Field. 
10 p.m. - Exhibits close. 

10 a.m. - Exhibit buildings 
open. Port Stage to feature 
entertainment all day. 
1 p.m. - racing pigs (see 1 p.m 

5:30 and 8 p.m. - The River 
City Dixielanders, Fair 
Grounds Field 
6 and 8:30 p.m. - Celebrity 
Stage featuring Larry Gatl 
and the Gatlin Brothers 
Band, Fair Grounds Field 


Livestock events all day. 
10 a.m. 
12 noon 

1 p.m. - Newport mini-fair 

Robinson's Racing Pigs. 

5-30 and 8 p.m. - The River 


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- Exhibit buildings 

- Royal American 
Midway opens 


VOL. 75, NO. 10 


OCTOBER 21, 1986 

No money to burn at NSU 

Governor's newest budget cuts cost University over $800,000 



Statewide budget cuts 
ordered last week by Louisiana 
governor Edwin Edwards will 
result in a loss of $809,917 at 
Northwestern, according to Dr. 
James Haley, vice-president for 
university affairs. 

Haley said that cuts will 
be made in the NSU general 
fund, which had been budgeted 
this summer with a mid-year 
reduction in mind. Edwards' 
order called for a 10-percent 
across-the-board cut, with only 
5 percent being cut from 

Exempt from budget cuts 
are prisons, courts, corrections, 
and the Department of Revenue 
and Taxation. 

"The president had the 
foresight to build a possible 
budget reduction into the 
general fund," said Haley. 

"We can absorb the cut without 
affecting the students." 

Haley said he was not sure 
how other state universities 
would react to the cuts, but 
added that some schools may 
have also had built-in 
surpluses. Haley commented 
that NSU's surplus was 
possible in part by the 
financial exigency declared at 
Northwestern this summer by 
the Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities. 

No personnel will be 
affected by the latest budget 
cuts, said Haley. This summer, 
President Alost reduced 
Northwestern's 610-man staff 
by nearly 60 people to save 
some $2 million in personnel 

Edwards' cuts will reduce 
state spending by over $232 
million, and bring the state's 
projected $250 million deficit 
closer to a balanced figure. The 

$809,917 figure for 

Northwestern was derived 
from NSU's total budget of 
$22,395,000, of which 
$15,916,124 is appropriated by 
the state. The other $6.4 
million is self-generated, 
primarily by tuition. 

Edwards said the plan 
will allow agency unit heads or 
department heads statewide to 
determine which areas under 
their control should be cut. The 
governor added that he only 
made the cuts since the state 
legislature has so far refused to 
return to Baton Rouge for a 
special session to either cut 
spending more or raise taxes. 
Many state officials have said 
they expect another mid-year 
budget cut in January. 

"I sure hope not," added 

Although educational 
budget cuts are obviously 
unpopular, university and local 

education officials statewide 
have praised Edwards for 
sparing education from the full 
10 percent budget cut. 
Statewide educators' groups, 
such as the Louisiana 
Association of Educators, had 
earlier threatened to tell 
teachers to take jobs in other 
states if the Governor cut 
educational expenditures by 10 

Nicholls State 

president Dr. Donald J. Ayo 
said he does not feel the cuts 
will force state universities to 
raise tuition again, since the 
state's economy is depressed, he 
doesn't feel the Trustees will 
okay another tuition hike. 

Open the gates! 

Northwestern cheerleaders Benny Rankin, Debbie Cable, Dara 
Wallace, Shawn Wyble, Scott Repp, Marsha McLamore, and Vic the 
Demon lead the NSU football team through the columns of band 
members prior to kickoff at Saturday's game against Sam Houston. 

NSU won the game, 31-23, and is now 4-2 on the season. This 
weekend is a big test for the University's football team as they 
travel to Shreveport's Independence Stadium to meet archrival 
Louisiana Tech. A crowd of over 20,000 is expected for the 7 p.m. 
game on Saturday. 

LA. columnist to speak on movie industry 


Staff Writer 

The Distinguished Lecture 
Series continues this week with 
Charles Champlin, arts editor 
and critic-at-large for the Los 
Angeles Times. Champlin will 
speak on the State of the 
Movies on Wednesday at 11 
a.m. in the Concert Recital 
Hall of the Fine Arts Center. 

Champlin, a cum laude 

graduate of Harvard College, 
has had an exciting career in 
journalism. His early 

experiences began with 
covering political campaigns 
and he quickly gained 
recognition with his coverage 
of the Spring Hill Mine 
disaster. Champlin was also 
responsible for introducing to 
the newspaper audience such 
British stars as Julie Christie, 
Peter O'Toole, Sean Connery 
and the Beatles. 

In 1948 Champlin began 
working in New York as a 
reporter for Life magazine. He 

"State of 
the Movies" 


11 a.m. 

then moved to Chicago in 1952, 
then back to New Ycrk in 1954 
as assistant editor of Life. In 
1962 he gained the position of 

Time London Bureau Arts 

After three years 
Champlin was back in Los 
Angeles working for the Los 
Angeles Times as principle film 
critic and entertainment editor. 
In 1981 he was promoted to his 
present position. 

Champlin's journalistic 
background not only includes 
newspaper reporting, but 
television as well. He is also 
the author of two books, How to 

Swim Well and The Films 
Grow Up. 

Champlin's television 
experience includes co-hosting a 
weekly show on KCET called 
Citywatchers, as host of PBS's 
Film Odyssey and KNBC's At 
One With... and interviews on 
Group W and other cable 

The Distinguished Lecture 
series is open to the public at no 
charge. Classes will be 
dismissed for the lecture. 

College Theatre Festival 
brings plays to campus 

Ten universities to participate 


Managing Editor 

Beginning tonight, three 
distinguished critics will be 
giving their opinions on 10 
college plays to be performed 
during the Louisiana College 
Theatre Festival. The festival 
will run through Sunday in the 
Fine Arts Auditorium of the 
A.A. Fredericks Center. 

The panelists for the state 
festival are Charles 

Champlin, arts editor and 
columnist for the Los Angeles 

Times; Jeff Koep, associate 
professor and chairman of 
communication arts at Indiana 
University; and Jerry 
Crawford, professor of theatre 
arts and the Barrick 
Distinguished Scholar at the 
University of Nevada. 

Champlin, whose career in 
writing includes assignments 
with Time and Life, will also 
be speaking as a part of the 
Distinguished Lecture Series on 
Wednesday at 11 a.m. 




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Despite a strong effort by 
the Student Activities Board's 
concert committee, the rock 
group Berlin will not perform on 
campus in November. 

SAB had hoped to ink the 
popular group for a 
Homecoming concert to replace 
the annual Christmas concert, 
but according to assistant to the 
director of student life Camille 
Hawthorne, problems arose 
between the Board and the 
agent representing Berlin. 

"They gave us a date of 
November 3," she said, "which 
would have been perfect for 
homecoming. But their agent 
called back a few days later 
and said that the band would 
play Houston on the third, and 
that they were looking at NSU 
on Nov. 12." 

"Then, the agent called 
back, and decided that after 
the Houston, Baton Rouge, and 
Miami dates (Nov. 3, 5, and 7), 
Berlin would play the East 
Coast instead of returning to 
Natchitoches," she said. 

Hawthorne added that 
before going to the East, Berlin 
will play in Starkville, 
Mississippi (at Mississippi 
State University) after the 
Miami date. Following 

Starkville is when NSU hoped 
to sign the band. 

Money was not a problem, 
she added, commenting that 
NSU's SAB was prepared to 
meet the group's price of 
$12,500. The price was derived 
at $7,500 for the band and 
$5,000 for sound and lights. 

"The agent wasn't very 
good, either," she said, adding 
that "the only time he would 
return our calls was to tell us we 
didn't have the group for the 
day we wanted. If we were 
going to have a show, we had 
to start promotions, and we had 
made efforts to contact them." 

Since Berlin will not come 
to NSU, it leaves a strong 
possibility that there will not 
be an on-campus concert this 
semester. SAB had already 
decided to do away with the 
annual Christmas Concert, 
usually held on Christmas 
Festival day. 

"The Christmas concert is a 
no-win situation," said 
Hawthorne. "The traffic is so 
bad and people just don't buy 
tickets. Promoters will tell you 
they don't like to have concerts 
at that time of year." 

"Even if you move a show 
back to 9 p.m., to let the 
fireworks traffic die down, 
there's a problem of people 
being too tired, wanting to go to 
the Student Body, and so on." 

State Fair week 
activities continue 


Staff Writer 

Talkin' with the boss 

Vic the Demon mascot shares a joke with President 
Dr. Robert Alost prior to the Sam Houston State game 
this weekend in Turpin Stadium. Both Vic and the 
president, along with thousands of other 
Northwestern fans, will trek to Shreveport this 
weekend for the 50th annual State Fair game with 
Louisiana Tech. 

Activities for the 50th 
annual State Fair Week are 
underway this week, and will 
last until Saturday when the 
Demons face Louisiana Tech's 

The 1986 State Fair 
schedule begins tomorrow with 
the NSU-Tech SGA football 
game on the Tech campus. SGA 
vice president Tommy Moore 
will coach the Demon student 

State Fair t-shirts will 
went on sale Monday on the 
University Bookstore. 

Today's schedule features 
multi-talented performer Kier, 
in Union Station at 7:30 p.m. 

On Wednesday, SGA will 
hold a pep rally at 12 noon in 
the Union cafeteria. Departure 
for the SGA game in Ruston 
will be at 2:30 p.m. 

The State Fair Scavenger 
Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 
7 p.m. Wednesday. Clues will 
be given during the day in the 
Student Activities Office, 
Union 214. 

Also on Wednesday, 
elections for the University's 
102nd anniversary Homecoming 
Court will be held, from 8 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. as well as Mr. and 
Miss NSU. The court will be 

presented at the Nov. 8 horrid 
football game 

Thursday has beeri 
designated as State Fair t-shirt 
day. A pep rally, parade, an<$ 
presentation of the State Faij 
Court will be held in front of 
Iberville Dining Half, 
beginning at 6:30. The 
traditional "Burning of th^ 
Bulldog" will be held 

Following the bulldog 
roast, a street dance is 
scheduled. The dance will 
feature the local rock band 
"The Ex." 

On Friday, the ROTC wi\\ 
conduct its annual Spirit Run to 
Shreveport, and students will 
begin making their way up 
Highway 1. 

Saturday's schedule 
features Rally in the Alley at 
12 noon at Shreve Square in 
downtown Shreveport. The 
block party of both NSU and 
Louisiana Tech students has 
become an NSU tradition. 

Queen Melissa Canales and 
her State Fair Court will be 
presented at 6:30 p.m. in 
Independence Stadium, located 
on Interstate 20 at Jewella in 
Shreveport. Kickoff for the 
Classic is 7 p.m. 

Tickets will be available 
in the Field House ticket office 
beginning Monday, until Friday 
at noon. 

Careers, technology to be explored at Journalism Day 

Various activities planned for local high school students, NSU majors participating in annual J-Day 


Assistant News Editor 

Northwestern' s annual 
Journalism Day will be held 
Thursday. Journalism Day is an 
effort to provide high school 




City Dixielanders, 
Grounds Field. 

6 and 8:30 p.m. - Celebrity 
Stage featuring "Memories of 
Rock and Roll" with Del 
Shannon, The Platters, and 
the Drifters. Fair Grounds 

10 p.m. - Exhibit buildings 


10 a.m. - Midway, exhibits 
open. From 10 a.m.-l:30, 
entries will be accepted for 
the Crisco and Family Circle 
American Pie Contest. 

11 a.m. - Old Fashioned 
Fiddlin' Contest, Family 
Exhibit Center. 

I p.m. - Robinson's Racing 
Pigs, Pork Chop Downs. 

5:30 and 8 p.m. - The River 
City Dixielanders, Fair 
Grounds Field. 

6 and 8:30 p.m. - Celebrity 
Sfage featuring "Memories of 
Rock and Roll" with Del 
Shannon, The Platters, and 
the Drifters. Fair Grounds 

6:30 p.m. - Presentation of 
Northwestern and Louisiana 
Tech State Fair courts, 
Independence Stadium. 
7:00 p.m. - The game . 
Louisiana Tech vs. 
Northwestern State, 
Independence Stadium. 

8 p.m. - Motor Sports 
Spectacular, Coliseum. 

II p.m. - Exhibits close. 


10 a.m. - Midway, exhibits 

1 p.m. - Newport Mini-Fair, 
Robinson's Racing Pigs. 
2, 3:30, and 5 p.m. - Celebrity 
Stage featuring The 
Jambalaya Singers. 

9 p.m. - Exhibit Buildings 
close, Fair Ends. 

students, as well as 
Northwestern students, an 
opportunity to receive insight 
into task, tools and careers in 
journalism, through speeches 
and workshops. 

Guest speaker for J-Day 
will be Chuck Champlin, arts 
editor and critic at large for the 
Los Angeles Times. Cha,mplin, 
who has more than 40 years 
experience in the journalism 
world, will present his views 
on the future career 
opportunities of the journalism 

Journalism Day begins at 9 
a.m. in Kyser Hall Auditorium, 
with a keynote address from 
Stan Tiner, editor of the 
Shreveport Journal, 

Then students will have 
the opportunity to attend two 
workshops or career sessions, 
each approximately forty-five 
minutes. They will include the 
areas of broadcasting, news 
editorial, photography, public 
relations and yearbook 

The broadcasting 

workshop will be held by Bill 
Bauman, news director at KSLA- 
TV in Shreveport. He will 
describe and discuss careers in 
radio and television. 

Arlene Breaux of Delta 
Computers in Alexandria will 
moderate the news-editorial 
workshop. She will show and 
demonstrate the latest 
technology in computer 
typesetting, such as the Apple 
Desktop Publishing system 
which Current Sauce uses. 

The photography 
workshop will be given by Ron 
McBride of the Louisiana 
School. His subject is 
"Photographic Quality: a new 
idea for an age-old process." 

The public relations 
workshop at J-Day will 
emphasize advertising as a 
tool of public relations, 
according to Franklin Presson, 
associate professor of 
journalism. The speakers will 
be Annette Yates, president of 
the Shreveport-Bossier 
Advertising Federation, and 

"They are both very 
experienced, and have an 
interest in young people," sai^ 

In the yearbook workshop, 
Jim McKellar and two staff 
members of the NSU Potpourri 
(Craig Scott and Steve Horton), 
will demonstrate computer 
design and layout. 

At 11:30 a.m., Champlin 
will give his speech about 
future journalism careers. 

"We have had Journalism 
Day for a number of years now," 
said Tom Whitehead, J-Day 
coordinator. "It is an effort to 
bring working professionals 
together with high school 

students who are interested in 
Journalism careers, and it gives 
our own students an opportunity 

to meet and visit with 
Journalism professionals," said 




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Tri-Sigma sorority held its 
gnnual Sigma Serves Children 
Week Oct. 6-12. On Tuesday of 
the week, committee chairman 
and members read a story to one 
pf the Kindergarten classes at 
M R- Weaver taught by Mrs. 
Betty Bryant. 

Wednesday, members 
donated toys to help with the 
Natchitoches Parish Toy for 
Jots program. On Thursday 
gifts were collected to bring to 
the Dallas Children's Medical 
[Center. Tri-Sigma's national 
philanthropy is the Robbie 
Page Memorial which provides 
[hospital playrooms for 

To top off the week on 
Saturday, members and pledges 
graveled to Dallas to tour and 
take gifts to the Dallas 
Children's Medical Center. 

The sisters of Tri-Sigma 
would like to give special 
thanks to the alumni for their 

Psi Chi 

Psi Chi is a national Honor 
society in Psychology founded 
for the purpose of encouraging, 
stimulating and maintaining 
scholarship in, and advancing 
the science of psychology. Psi 
Chi is an affiliate of the 
American Psychological 
Association and a member of 
the Association of College 
Honor Societies. 

Dr. Gail Cheramie is the 
group's new advisor. Psi Chi's 
officers for the 1986-87 year 
are: Robert Davis, president; 
Belinda Walker, vice 
president; Jonna Ritterbeck, 
secretary; and DuAnn Beck, 
treasurer. The group meets the 
first Tuesday of every month. 

Who's Who 

117 student who have been 
nominated for Who's Who 
Among Students in American 
Colleges and Universities. This 
is the first step in the selection 
process and in order to be 
considered further, you must 
complete an information sheet 
and return it to the SGA office, 
222 Student Union or the SAB 
office, 214 Student Union no 
later than Friday, Oct. 24 at 4 

The nominees are: Mitzi 
Adderley, Tina Baccigalopi, 

Carol Baker, Cal Banks, 
LaDonna Banks, Michelle 
Beasley, Cindy Bettle, Penny 
Bishop, Pat Boudreaux, Ronnie 
Brandon, Caprice Brown, Tandy 
Brown, Paula Burke, Frankie 
Campbell, Laura Chandler, 
Reatha Cole, Jerome Cox, 
Johnny Cox, Jerry Davis, Jerry 
Deason, Adriana Defaro, 
Melanie Dodd, Dayna Dooly, 
Sondra Dyes and Danny 

Also, Hanna El Jor, Lance 
Ellis, Kelli Faley, Rick Fenoli, 
Rosemary Florentine Lori 
Forque, Loretta Forque, Barbara 
Franklin, James Frazier, 
Courtland French, Robert L. 
Gage, Yvette Garrett, Beverly 
Green, Kevin Greenhouse, 
Leslie Gregory, Theresa 
Guillory, Robin Gunter, Ron 
Haggerty, Donald Hall, Dina 
Haynes, Mandy Hebert, 
Melissa Hightower, Cathy 
Holmes, Reginald Horton and 
Deshon Jenkins. 

Other nominees are Monte 
Johnson, Debra Johnson, 
Dionetta Jones, Karen 
Kinberger, Neil Kinn, Robert 
Knighton, Dan Kratz, Donald 
Lavoie, Lisa Lawson, Darcy 
LeBlanc, Lucy LeBlanc, Monica 
Lee, Kristine Leone, Marvin 
Lewis, Rhonda Leydecker, 
Cathey McMahon, Lemueal 
Marshall, Mike Mason, Darrell 
Miley, Tommy Moore, Marva 
Moxey, Grady Norton, Kelly 
Oates, Mike O'Neal, Carolyn 
O'Neal, Carolyn Paynes, 
Stacey Peterson, Douglas 
Plummer, Leonard Powell, 
Shelia Quinny, John Ramsey, 
Rita Ravare, Julie Rhymes and 
Joyce Roberts. 

Also, Evelyn Robinson, 
Russ Robinson, Sylvester Roque, 
Sondra Ruan, Michaela 
Sampite, Craig Scott, Chuck 
Shaw, Leah Sherman, Francine 
Sibille, Rusty Slack, Freddie 
Smith, Terrel Snelling, Gerald 
Spencer, Celena Strickland , Eric 
Sweeny, Regina Travers, Mike 
Turk, Dawn Turner, Odessa 
Turner, Pat Turner, Brenda 
Washington, Jodie Werfal, 
Abby White, Charlotte White, 
Lisa Williams, SuSu 
Williamson, Shawn Wyble, 
Palus Irawan, Coy Gammage, 
Paula Rubin, Teri Griffin and 
Em Matthews. 

If your name appears on 
the list, but you have not 
received a form by Wednesday, 


Vince Lombardi couldn't 
stand to lose. The late coach of 
the Green Bay Packers knew 
that second place might as well 
be last. 

We can apply Lonibardi's 
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The SAB is now sponsoring 
a Student Union Naming 
Contest in which everyone is 
invited to participate. 

You may pick up your 
guideline form(s) in the SAB 
office, 240 Student Union. 

The Board would like to 
thank everyone for their help 
and suggestions. The SAB is 
working for the students of 
NSU, and feels that this 
contest can be a great success if 
everyone works together. 


Competitive tryouts for 
the 1986-87 basketball season 

will be held Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. 
There are nine female positions 
to be filled. Prospective 
cheerleaders wil be judged on a 
pompon routine, caeerleading 
skills and a personal interview. 

The qualifications include 
at least a 2.0 GPA, fulltime 
student status, and possession of 
school spirit. 

Deadline for applying is 
noon, Tuesday, Oct. 28. 
Applications may be picked up 
from the Center for Career 
Planning and Placement, 305 
Student Union, from 8 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. 

The name Dynamites has 
been selected by the 
Cheerleading Governing Board 
for the Basketball squad. 


Camille Hawhthorne, 
assistant director of student 
life, has announced that the 
following organizations have 
failed to renew their charters: 
ADOS, ACUS, Beta Beta Beta, 
Beta Gamma Psi, DPMA, Delta 
Psi Kappa, First Presbyterian 
Church, FWCC, Images, Kappa 
Alpha Order, LAE Student 
Programs, Louisiana Home 
Economics Assn. and Lutheran 
Church-Missouri Synod. 

Also, Phi Alpha Theta, 
Phi Beta Sigma Doves, Phi 
Delta Kappa, Psychology Club, 
PRSSA, Purple Jackets- 
Warrington, Rodeo Team, 
Sigma Alpha Iota, Student 

Pit stop 

Members of Northwestern's national championship football team of 1966 
attended the Sam Houston State football game to be honored by the University. 
Teammates had the chance to get together and reminisce about the old times and 
talk about the new NSU. 

Ambassadors, SNA 
University of Yang. 

These organizations are 
now considered inactive until a 
renewal sheet is given to 
Hawthorne. Renewal sheets 
are available in 214 Student 

Circle K 

Circle K, an organization 
of caring, sharing, service and 
leadership will hold it's 
weekly meeting Thursday in 
the Queen's Room of the 
Student Union, from 6 to 6:30 

Circle K is sponsored by 
the Cane River Kiwanis Club 
and is involved with service in 
the community as well as on 
campus. Everyone is invited to 


President Robert Alost has 
announced an hour long report to 
be delivered to the student 
body on the state of the 
University with impending 
budget cuts and their effect on 

The meeting is scheduled 
for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 
p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks 
Fine Arts Auditorium. 

and Student officers 

Officers of campus student 
groups are being invited to a 
series of three receptions at the 
president's home by Dr. and 
Mrs. Alost. 

Officers of honorary and 
professional organizations are 
invited from 7 to 8 p.m. on 
Tuesday, Oct. 28. Greek officers 
are being welcomed on 
Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 8 

Ski Trip 

A seven-day winter ski 
trip to Winter Park, Colorado, 
is being sponsored Jan. 7-13 by 
the Department of Intramurals. 

Mike Knotts, director of 
Intramurals, said the price of 
the trip is $496 per person, 
double occupancy, and includes 
round-trip airfare from 
Shreveport to Denver, 
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Mrs. Alost said this series 
of receptions is an effort on 
behalf of the president and 
herself "to visit with 
University student leaders and 
become more acquainted with 
their purpose and to let them 
make suggestions on how the 
University can be a better place 
for living and learning." 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

Kappa Alpha Psi would 
like to announce that the fall 
line has been started. The 
pledge initiation into the 
scroller club of Kappa Alpha 
Psi Fraternity, Inc., began on 
Oct. 17. 

The scrollers are Paul 
Price, Mark Colomb, Andre 
Kimble, Marcelis Horn, 
Llewelyn Starks, Lawrence 
Seawood and Patrick Wesley. 

Kappa Alpha Psi will be 
having a homecoming reunion 
along with Northwestern's 
homecoming. The reunion will 
be held November 7 -9. The 
Holiday Inn will be the site of 
the Fraternity reception during 
the day of Homecoming. 


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Dr. Ed Graham, dean of 
instruction, has advised that 
October 24 is the last date to 
file for spring graduation. All 
students who plan to graduate 
in Spring 1987 should come by 
the dean's office, Room 153, 


NSU's Reserve Officer's 
Training Corps is gearing up for 
the annual State Fair Run. 
This run, hosted by the ROTC 
Department, also includes ai 
fundraising drive by the 
Association of the United 

States Army. The run is slated 
for Friday, October 24 and will 
begin at 6 a.m. and end in mid*: 
f fternoon. 

The run will cover over 76 
miles from the ROTC Armory 
on campus to the LSU-S campus 
in Shreveport. The run has 
been planned in conjunction 
with the AUSA fundraising 
drive to raise money for the 
Shriner's Crippled Children's 
Hospital in Shreveport. The: 
goal for this year is $1,500. 

The cadets will run on 
relay intervals while carrying 
the football to be used in the: 
State Fair Classic game 
between the Demons anct 
Louisiana Tech's Bulldogs. All 
businesses and persons 
interested in donating money or 
needing further information, 
should contact the ROTC 
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OCT. 21, 1986 

Fair time to 
show spirit 

Perhaps the biggest event of the year for 
Northwestern students and fans everywhere 
happens .this weekend. 

It is, of course, the annual State Fair Classic 
football game with archrival Louisiana Tech 

History has not been kind to the Demons in the 
matchup, as the Techsters have won 50 of the 69 
meetings between the two universities. However, 
this is a rare year. 


Both Tech and NSU enter the Fair game with 
winning records. Between the two schools, they 
possess an 8-5 record against powerful opposition. 
Tech has faced Arkansas State, Fresno State, Baylor, 
and Tulsa, while the Demons have met A-State, 
Northeast, and North Texas. 

On paper, Tech has the definite advantage in 
the game. They are bigger, faster, and have played 
better against our common opponents. But a game 
is not decided on paper. 

If it was, NSU would probably have a losing 
record, as our opponents this year have a great .667 
winning percentage. And that includes poor 
records such as the 1-6 mark at McNeese State, the 
school that kept NSU out of the Southland 
Conference. Perhaps the statement "someday 
you'll get yours" applies to MSU? 

As for Louisiana Tech, they are good. So are 
we. And it should truly be a game worthy of the 
name "State Fair Classic" in Shreveport this 
weekend. Two winning oroerams, both with 
winning teams this year. It should not be a blowout 
in 1986. 

One variable is soooo important to the Demon 
football team. That is your attendance. Fans in the 
stands can really make the 12th man on the field. 
If you really want Northwestern to finally "Wreck 
Tech," then show up at the stadium on Saturday 

Tech fans wish they could beat Northeast. NLU 
fans wish they could beat Northwestern. And we 
wish we could handle Tech f.or just one night. 

Maybe together we'll make it a night to 
rem ember... not only for the football team, but for 
the entire University. 

Northwestern State needs a positive boost right 
now. Let's get it against Louisiana Tech. 

Can you think of a better time? We can't... 

Take it eas y 

Make the State Fair safe! 

Alcohol Awarness week is now in progress, 
which brings up a lot of comments and concerns. 

For the last few years, we've seen an increasing 
concern about alcohol and alcohol related 
accidents, not only among the young but 
middle-aged and elderly as well. 

Groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 
(MADD) have gone very far in having their 
feelings and concerns publicized. 

So far in fact, that tougher DWI laws have been 
enacted all over the nation. With good reason... 

Alcohol is just like anything else.. .it's not bad 
in itself, but it can be used to excess. And that's 
when the problems start. 

We all like to have a good time, and alcohol is 
dften ultimately a part of that good time. That's 
not bad in itself. But we need to remember several 

Of course, don't drink and drive, especially at 
State Fair this weekend. Find a hotel room close 
enough to the action to walk. 

And when you know you've had enough, stop. 
There's no sense in overdoing it. 

Most importantly, watch out for each other. 

How's that go? Drunk driving. ..the quickest 
way to kill a friendship. 

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Thought "Demons" was bad? 

Could be worse.. .as in "Go Villas, Kats, or Ducks" 

In the Turpin Stadium 
press box during halftime of 
Saturday's game with Sam 
Houston came one of life's more 
important questions. 

What is a Bearkat, 

The Sam Houston sports 
information staff tried their 
best, explaining that it was just 
a different kind of cat. Or Kat, 
as they say in Texas. Sorry, 
guys, but that mascot looked 
like a mouse, a gopher, or 
something else. But not a cat. 

After the Bearkat 
discussion ended, our guests 
from Huntsville began talking 
about strange school names. 
They said Sam Houston's days 
in division II were numbered 
with opponents that had 
strange mascots and/ or unusual 
college names. One of the Kat 
staff even said "I hate names 
like Northwestern State. Just 
from the name, you can't really 
tell where in the world that 
school would be." 

"Granted," I replied. But 
NSU is a very generic name, not 
a strange one. And speaking of 
colleges that one can't tell 
where they are or colleges with 
interesting names, I've looked 
up a few. And I'll be sure to 
mail a copy of this to 
Huntsville, too. 

Rio Grande College should 
be the easiest to place. Come 
on, if that's not Texan, I don't 
know what is. Wrong. Rio 
Grande is not located in Texas. 
New Mexico, Arizona, or 
Oklahoma, either. It's in 

Alabama has a cute pair of 
colleges-Athens State and 
Troy State. If those two aren't 
straight out of some 3,000-year- 
old work by Homer... 

California has a few good 
ones, too. Then again, if it's 
odd or bizarre, California has 
got to have some... 

The Golden State doesn't 
try to mislead you with their 
college names. You can go to 
College of the Canyons, College 
of the Desert, or College of the 
Sequoias. And if those aren't 
good enough, Foothill College, 
Saddleback College, the 
University of Laverne 
( Shirley?), and 
Shasta College (Soda pop 101) 
are four more institutions of 
higher education to choose 



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Natchitoches, LA 71497 


I could probably pick out a 
few more with interesting 
names if I knew more Spanish. 
California has many with 
names like Contra Costa, Loma 
Linda, Mira Costa, Cerritos, 
Biola, Azusa, and Cabrillo. 

Oglethorpe University in 
Atlanta is one of my personal 


favorites, as is Floyd Junior 
College, also in Georgia. 

Governors State and 
Lincoln Land College are cute 
entries from Illinois, but my 
favorite from Abe's state is 
Richard J. Daley College in 
Chicago. The name isn't bad, 
but the school's student 
newspaper is the Daley Planet. 
As in Clark Kent and crew. 

And while we're on 
newspapers, College 
Misericordia in Pennsylvania 
has a student newspaper that is 
accurately named Newspaper. 
And I complain about Current 

Other gem names in 
Pennsylvania include Kutztown 
State, Slippery Rock State, 
Shippensburg State, and 
Susquehanna University. That 
state also leads the nation in 
geography problems. After all, 
they can boast California 
University and Indiana 
University.. .both in 

Maryland can offer 
Salisbury State to our list. 
When I was a kid, I thought 
that was something that came 
in a TV dinner... In the frozen 
state of Minnesota, we've got a 
goldmine of interesting names. 
Bemidji State, Gustavus 
Adolphus College, Mankato 
State, St. Olaf College, and 
Winona State are all in one 
state. Geez. 

Mars Hill College is not in 
space, but in North Carolina. 
Ohio can throw in Muskingum 
College, Defiance College, 
Wilberforce University, 
Otterbein College, and the 
College of Wooster. They are 
all private, though, so we can 
not blame the Ohio legislature 
for those. 

I would expect Graceland 
College to be in Memphis, right 
down the road from Elvis 
Presley's place. Not so. It's in 
Lamoni, Iowa, and it's "strictly 
religious." No shaking, 

rattling, and rolling there. And 
if that's not enough for Iowa, 
there's always Wartburg 
College in Waverly. 

Panhandle State should be 
in Texas, along with Rio 

Grande College. But, of course, 
it's in Oklahoma. 

How about Pittsburg State 
University? It's a double's not where it's 
supposed to be, either, and it's 
mascot leads the pack of cute 

Instead of being in that 
cold, dreary city in 
Pennsylvania, it is located in 
rural Kansas. And every 
Saturday night fans pack into 
the PSU stadium to see their 
team...the Gorillas... take the 

Their big rivals are the 
Kearney State University 
Antelopes. > 

Antelopes and Gorillas on 
the same field. Tell me where 
you can find that in Louisiana? 

We've talked cute school 
names. How about mascots. 

Folks, Demons is too 
normal compared to a lot of 
schools. Oregon's two major 
universities (Oregon and 
Oregon State) are the Beavers 
and the Ducks. Go Beavs! Yea 

Georgetown, of course, is 
the Hoyas (?). NSU Sports 
Information Director Tom 
Wancho's alma mater, John 
Carroll, is the Blue Streaks. 
South Carolina is the 
Gamecocks, Utah has the Utes, 
and New Mexico's teams suit up 
as the Lobos. 

In our immediate area, 
Texas has the Texas A&I 
Javelinas, Arkansas claims the 
Southern Arkansas Muleriders, 
and Tulsa has the Golden 

The Big Ten Conference 
offers the Hawkeyes, 
Wolverines, Badgers, 
Buckeyes, Boilermakers, 
Hoosiers, Illini, Golden 
Gophers, Spartans, and 
Wildcats. And Wildcats, the 
most normal name in the bunch, 
belongs to Northwestern 
University. At least one 
Northwestern has a normal 

Then again, in the Gulf 
Star (or Gone Soon, as Doug 
Ireland says) Conference, 
Demons is okay. Let's talk 
about the Bearkats, the 
Nicholls Colonels, the SFA 
Lumberjacks, the Southwest 
Texas Bobcats, and the only run- 
of-the mill name, the 
Southeastern Lions. 

In a day when no one seems 
to want to be normal, rest 
assured that Northwestern 
State still leads the pack in one 
area.. .school colors. 

Nobody can touch purple 
and orange. 

John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism major who's been a 
Bee, Cougar, Blue Falcon, 
Bengal, Buccaneer, Tiger and 
Demon over the past fifteen 




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Student Society of America 

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panhellenic representative, 
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French Club 

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Freshman Housing 
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Reatha Cole 

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But so have we. 

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And so are we! 

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Fork 'em! 

NSU cheerleaders lead the crowd in the "fork 'em 
Demons" chant at the NSU-North Texas State game 
last week in Denton, Texas. Northwestern lost the 

game but came back to upset Sam Houston on 
Saturday. The 4-2 Demons travel to face Louisiana 
Tech this weekend. 



Koep, who was recently 
appointed to the Indiana Arts 
Theatre Advisory Panel, is 
chairman of Region Ill-East of 
the American College Theatre 
Festival and has hosted two 
regional festivals and one state 

Crawford is a professional 
playwright whose works have 
been produced off-Broadway, in 
leading regional and university 
theatres, on the Public 
Broadcasting System and in 
Scotland. He is currently 
writing a script resulting from a 
working association with Hal 

Department of Music and 
Theatre Arts is sponsoring the 
Louisiana College Theatre 
Festival with support from a 
$5366 grant awarded by the 
Louisiana State Arts Council 
and the National Endowment 
of the Arts. Michael W. 
Atkins, technical director and 
assistant professor of theatre 
arts, is the director of the 1986 

In November, the three 
judges will meet with other 
adjudicators from Region TV to 
select eight college productions 
for presentation at the regional 

Campus accessibility studied by graduate assistant 


Managing Editor 

"Generally, the standard 
of accessibility for the 
handicapped on NSU's campus 
is good, but still could be 
improved," according to Craig 
Orze, graduate assistant in the 
College Success Program. 

Orze conducted a study of 
Northwestern's campus by 
spending part of the day in a 
wheelchair, to get the proper 

"When I began this study, I 
had two goals to accomplish," 
he says. "My first goal was to 
identify the areas which 
caused our facilities to be 
inaccesible and the second was 

found there were no access 
ramps or handicapped parking 
within the confines of the lot," 
he said. It took him seven 
minutes to reach the post office 
from the parking lot below. 

Although Kyser Hall is 
equipped with a ramp, the 
entrance at which it is located 
is hard to get to in a 
wheelchair, Orze said. "A 
ramp should be built to allow 
entrance to the main lobby." 

"Once inside Kyser Hall, I 
found easy access to the floors 
beacuse of the elevator," he 
continued. "However, the 
restrooms within Kyser are not 
equipped with handicapped 
facilities, making it nearly 
impossible for an individual in 
a wheelchair to use the 

Orze next ventured to the 
Student Union, and found that 
the access ramp "needs to be 

offices are located on the third 

"The bookstore is located 
on the first floor, but to reach it 
one must go outside and around 
the entire building," he pointed 

Handicapped persons are 
also limited to the first floor in 

Roy Hall. "This poses a 
problem for students who need 
loans or need to pay debts," 
Orze said. 

Orze then entered the Fine 
Arts Center by the rear access 
ramp, finding the doors 
extremely heavy for someone in 
a wheelchair. "Upon reaching 

the corridor, I found a 
beautifully constructed building 
having all handicap support 
systems needed." 

"It was quite an experience, 
and I learned alot," Orze 
concludes. "I found that even 
though Northwestern's 
buildings are for the most part 

finals in January. At least ofq 
college play from the stat 
festival at Northwestern wf[f 
be nominated to be a regional, 

The festival w illA 
officially open tonight, with;a7 
reception at 7 p.m. in the 
Orville Hanchey Gallery*' /- 
followed by North westerri^/ / G 
production of the play Voices 
at 8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arw 


On Wednesday, McNees|° UG IRE 
will present The Mai * >rts Ec,,t ' 
Firecracker Contest at 1 p.m., 
and Centenary College wilj: The 
perform Peg O My Heart at y 
Thursday will be highlightedL n ha' 
by Tulane's Female TramporEZ ] as t 
at 1 and Grambling's Stadiutm ass \ c e 
View at 8. At 1 on Frida^h 
Southeastern will perfonij: ^ow 
Pump Boys in Dinettes and at Ju y 
Northeast will present Liti]$ Gooc 
Foxes. Southeastern wffi, uare , 
perform Greater Tuna Satodaytiiidogs 
at 10:30 a.m., Wayland Baptis^pe^ 
College will perform To Gi7Zi«Hj atur( j a y 
on her 31st Birthday at lStt^ cc 
p.m. and at 8:30 Louisiana Tedjjj^Qp 
will present You Can't Take /jC ms n < 
WthYou. sulldogs 

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open to the public and there isf; m s 
no admission charge for any j { 
the festival events. Demon v 

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to begin an overall awareness to 
the student body the emotional 
and physical stresses students 
confined to a wheelchair must 
face everyday." 

Orze began his seven hours 
of wheelchair confinement in 
Sabine Hall, where he 
obtained a wheelchair from 
handicapped student Miriam 
Brown. "The chair had no foot 
rest," Orze said. "At that time 
I could see that the project 
would not be easy." After 
advice from Brown, Orze was on 
his way. 

He found that Sabine Hall 
was adequately acessible, 
except for the poor condition of 
the reception ramp in the 
lobby, which has no railings. 

"I continued toward the 
jpost office parking lot a T, d 

Once in the cafeteria he 
found that a wheelchair-bound 
person could not see the food 
being served, and that 
balancing his tray was quite 
difficult. And the bathrooms in 
the Student Union were not 
easily accessible. 

"When I left the 
restrooom, I met up with 
Sylvester Roque, another 
handicapped student," Orze 
said. "He explained to me that 
since the building is not 
equipped with elevators, the 
third floor was inaccessible for 
wheelchairs. Both the 

residential life and placement 

OCT. 21, 1986 

Pemons seek satisfaction in Shreveport 







WSU won't stop halfway 
in annual grudge match 

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The way Sam Goodwin 
gures it, his Demons have 
,een halfway satisfied with 
^fie last three State Fair 
''^""Classic games with Louisiana 
ida %eeh. 

lorm Now he wants to go all the 
, a ';j£ay- 

ut "£ Goodwin's 4-2 Demons 
vvill quare off against the 4-3 
irc %}ulldogs at Shreveport's 
\P tist hdepend ence Stadium at 7 p.m. 
' ;7 ^%turday. It's the fourth NSU- 
_ 1: -%ech confrontation for the 
Techr) emon head coach, whose 
"'earns have never trailed the 
Bulldogs -- at halftime, that 

tg is j-jjg teams also have never 
lv °'beaten Tech. Actually, the only 
Demon win in the last 15 State 
Fair games came in 1979 under 
A.L. Williams, who is now the 
Bulldog head coach. 

"We've been either ahead 
or tied going into the half," 
said Goodwin. "It all boils 
down to one thing: they've 
outplayed us badly in the 
second half. Usually it's a 
are mistake by us that sets them 

1 mar 

Two years ago it was a 
V1 "Stumbled punt snap on a muddy 
' tlic field that paved the way for 
Tech's 5-0 upset over the 
' son nationally-ranked Demons. 
no, Last year, after a 10-10 
^deadlock at halftime, a third- 
period interception helped the 
'Dogs score 20 unanswered 
points en route to a 33-17 win. 

How to change the luck? 
Goodwin thinks more pressure, 
not less, on his team will do the 

"The hype for this game is 
Big, and I think that we've 
tried to downplay the 

importance of the game in our 
first three years," he said. "It's 
our biggest game of the year 
and we need to treat it that 


The Demons will play 
their "biggest game of the 
year" on the week after 
playing perhaps their best 
game of the year. 

Last Saturday's 31-23 win 
over Sam Houston State was 
both impressive and important. 

Impressive in that Sam 
Houston's five-game winning 
streak was snapped; the 
Bearkats were held 90 yards 
under their offensive average; 
and the only other team to 
defeat Sam Houston this season 
is Nevada-Reno, rated as 
Division 1-AA's top team. 

Impressive, too, because of 
the 203-yard rushing 
performance by Demon bullback 
(an especially hard-running 
fullback) John Stephens; the 77- 
yard, 3-touchdown running of 
sophomore quarterback Rusty 
Slack; and the play of the 
offensive line. 

"We blocked well up front 
and John and Rusty ran the ball 
very well," said Goodwin, 
explaining how the Demons 
amassed 319 yards rushing. "I 
read that John felt he was 
trying to make the big play on 
every run, and I'd agree with 
that statement. Saturday 
night, he took what the 
defense gave him and that's 
when you're going to break some 
long runs like he did." 

As for Slack, who had the 
best game of his young career, 
Goodwin said: 

"You have to remember 
that Rusty hasn't played 
quarterback for over two years 



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Demon defenders Martin Harrell (14), Leon Carr (95), and J.T. Fenceroy (31) 
stack up another Sam Houston running back during Saturday's 31-23 victory. 



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Corner of Interstate 20 and Spring 
Just five minutes to Stadium! 

The Classic: 
Will the next 
be the last? 


Sports Editor 

Reykjavik isn't the only 
place where recent negotiations 
have been fruitless. 

While Reagan and 
Gorbachev reached a stalemate 
in their nuclear arms talks at 
the Iceland summit, an impasse 
of a slightly smaller scale was 
maintained here in North 

Neither party trusts the 
other. They both claim good 
intentions. Each is anxious to 
resolve the issue. 

No, not just the Commies 
and Uncle Sam. 

We're talking about the 
State Fair Stalemate. 

Louisiana Tech and 
Northwestern have been 
meeting in Shreveport for their 
annual football grudge match 
since 1937. They'll do it again 
Saturday night, and once more 
with feeling in 1987, but after 
that ... 

The Demons vs. Bulldogs 
football rivalry will probably 
continue, say officials from 
both schools, but if Tech has its 
way, the games won't be 
played in Shreveport. Tech is 
seeking a major college 
opponent, instead of 
Northwestern, to play in 
Shreveport during the State 

Tech has made clear its 
intentions to pursue a major 
college football program. The 
Ruston-based university is 
withdrawing from the Division 
1-AA Southland Conference 
next May and hopes to become a 
Division 1-A independent. 

To earn 1-A status, Tech 
must meet several requirements, 
including scheduling seven 
games each year against major 
college teams. That leaves four 
claying dates open on an 11- 
game schedule. 

Those four dates 
reportedly will include the 
Bulldogs' annual clash with I- 
20 rival Northeast, along with 
games against Arkansas State, 
North Texas and Lamar. Tech, 
which is forming a new 
basketball conference, hopes to 
get ASU, NTSU and Lamar to 
join the league. That's why it 
reportedly has agreed to 
continue football series with 
those 1-AA teams. 

Let's see ... seven major 
college games, four others ... 
that's a full 11-game schedule. 
Where are the Demons? 

"That doesn't leave much 
room for us," admitted Jerry 
Pierce, executive assistant to 
NSU President Robert Alost. 

Northwestern and Tech 
have a contract with the city of 
Shreveport to play the 1987 
State Fair Classic game in 
Independence Stadium. There is 
no agreement past next year, 
however, according to officials 
from both schools. 

There is a "mutual desire" 
to continue the series, at least 
on a home-and-home basis, 
and, if Tech can't find a big- 
name foe to play in Shreveport, 
perhaps the State Fair Classic 
will continue past next year. 

Meanwhile, Northwestern 
officials have been 

investigating alternative 
opponents for a State Fair 
game. The most likely solution 
reportedly would be shifting 
the annual Northwestern- 
Northeast confrontation to 
Shreveport — if the stadium is 
available on the first weekend 
of the State Fair. 

Negotiations between 
NSU, Tech and Shreveport city 
of/icials have been virtually 
fruitless since last spring. 
Hopes are not bright for a quick 
resolution to the impasse. 



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PAGE 10 

OCT. 21, 1986 

Lady Trojans too tough for 
valiant Lady Demon spikers 


Sports Editor 

There are times when 
there's no shame in losing. 

For the Lady Demon 
volleyball team, one of those 
times was Monday night in 
Prather Coliseum. 

Sure, they lost three 
straight games to Arkansas- 
Little Rock, and yes, their 
record dropped to 6-6 overall. 
But NSU graduate assistant 
coach Tootie Cary was 
definitely proud of her team. 

"I thought they played 
hard and played well," she 

said. "When you're 

competitive with a team that's 
the caliber of UALR, you've 
done well. I'm proud of them." 

Arkansas-Little Rock 
improved its record to 36-3 
with the 15-13, 15-8, 15-9 
triumph, which took just 59 
minutes. But the Lady Trojans, 
with three NAIA All-America 
players in their lineup, had to 
struggle to overcome a gutsy- 
effort by a much shorter NSU 

UALR hit just .135 as a 
team but the Lady Demons 
attacked at a poor .070 clip. 

Collette Jones had eight 
kills while Annie Bloxson 

added six and Sonja Dale hit at 
a .300 percentage to lead NSU. 
Bloxson also had 1 digs. 

Last Friday, Stephen F, 
Austin took a homecourt 15-6, 
15-12, 15-11 win over the Lady 
Demons in Gulf Star Conference 
play. Dawn Carlos led NSU 
with nine kills while Robyn 
Justin's .357 attack percentage 
paced the team. 

The Lady Demons easily 
defeated Louisiana Tech 
earlier last week in Ruston. 

Next action for the NSU 
spikers is on the road next 
Tuesday at Northeast 





Extra effort 

Running back John Stephens lunges forward for extra yardage against the 
Bearkat defense in Saturday night's 31-23 win over Sam Houston. Stephens 
finished the evening with a 203-yard effort, one of the four best in NSU history. 


Stephens nets dual honors 
after 203-yard performance 

Harriers' coach cross with team 


Sports Writer 


Sports Writer 

After shredding the Sam 
Houston State defense for 203 
yards rushing, NSU's John 
Stephens has been named 
Player of the Week for all 
Louisiana colleges as well as in 
the Gulf Star Conference. 

Stephens, who joined the 
late Joe Delaney as the only 
Demon backs ever to exceed 200 
yards in a game, was awarded 
the statewide honor by the 
New Orleans Times-Picayune. 

Ironically, his roommate, 
Demon linebacker J.T. Fenceroy, 
won the same award last week, 

according to Picayune reporter 
Fred Robinson. It's believed to 
be the first time that 
roommates have won the 
newspaper's honor in 
consecutive weeks, Robinson 

Fenceroy had 23 tackles 
against North Texas State a 
week ago. 

Stephens, moving back to 
fullback in the Demon I- 
formation, had a 50-yard run on 
the first series of downs against 
Sam Houston. He had 138 yards 
at halftime and scored a 
touchdown on a 1-yard run in 
the second half. 

The 203-yard performance 
ranks fourth on the all-time 

NSU single-game list behind 
three efforts by Delaney. 

The 6-1, 210-pound junior 
from Springhill has accounted 
for over 50 percent of the Demon 
running output this year with 
his 518 yards. His career total 
is now 1,986 and that puts him 
14 yards shy of 2,000 and 136 
away from Mario Cage's fifth- 
place ranking on the all-time 
Demon rushing list. 

Stephens' 31 carries 
against Sam Houston upped his 
career total to 462, lifting him 
past Richard Ware and into 
fourth place on the all-time 

The up-and-down men's 
cross country team reached its 
nadir Saturday at the LSU 

The Demon harriers were 
sixth in an 11 -team field and 
their performances were a big 
disappointment to graduate 
assistant coach Steve Thomas, 
who trains the distance men. 

"Back in March, our guys 
made a goal for themselves, 
and that goal was to win the 
Gulf Star Conference 
championship," he said. "Now 
it seems they have seen how 
much work that goal entails, 
and they just don't seen to want 
any part of it. 

"I would say that we are 
now just looking to finish the 
season in a strong way," he 

The Demons have just one 
meet left on the schedule and 
it's the one they've been 
pointing to since March ~ the 
GSC championships on Nov. 3. 

At LSU, the Demon men 
finished ahead of 

Southeastern, USL, Samford, 
Southern and Nicholls. 
Winning the meet was 
Louisiana Tech with 45, ahead 
of Tulane's 93, Southern 
Mississippi's 97, 132 by LSU, 
143 by Mississippi College and 
177 from Northwestern. 

Tech's Muriuki Ngatia 
raced over the 5-mile course at 
LSU in 25:06 to claim first place 
in the individual standings. 

Individual times and 
places for Northwestern were 
27:07 for 23rd place by Ronakt 
Wilkins; 27:23 for 27th place by 5 
Buzzy Crenshaw; 27:37 for 31s£ 
by Joe English; 27:55 for 37th, 
Mark Spikes; 29:06, 59th, 
Russell Duty; 32:50, 80th, 
Bobby Matt; and 34:44 for 85th, 
Dean Johnson. 

The Ladv Demons didn't 
run at LSU as scheduled. 
Instead they will compete 
Wednesday afternoon in a 
triangular meet at Louisiana 

"We decided last week 
that it wasn't going to be worth 
the money to go to LSU, so we 
decided to back out and go to 
Tech on Wednesday instead," 
said Thomas. 

Rain dampens Intramural activities 


Assistant News Editor 

Bells ringing for Cal Banks 


Sports Writer 

When a football player 
gets bopped on the field, it's 
common to say that he "heard 
bells" or "got his bell rung." 

Demon defensive tackle 
Cal Banks heard bells of a 


different nature on Saturday - 
- before NSU's game with Sam 
Houston State. , 

Banks married Barbara 
Franklin on Saturday morning 
in an 11 o'clock ceremony. In the 
wedding party were defensive 
back/ wide receiver Odessa 
Turner and running back 

Orlando Thrash. 

In lieu of a reception, 
Banks (he's a defensive player, 
remember?) had five tackles in 
Saturday night's game. 
Unfortunately, he also 
sustained a broken hand. 

At least he didn't hurt his 
ring finger. 

Rainy weather put a 
damper on intramural 
competition last week, washing 
out the tennis singles and 
doubles competition scheduled 

Despite the wet conditions, 
flag football games were held 
on Tuesday, Wednesday and 

In a shov.down contest on 
Wednesday, Tau Kappa 
Epsilon and Kappa Sigma No. 1 
met in a battle of undefeated 

teams. Teke emerged on top for 
its fourth straight victory of 
the season, but didn't stay 
unbeaten for long. 

On Thursday, Alpha Phi 
Alpha edged Teke in a tight 
contest to drop the TKE record 
to 4-1. No unbeaten teams 
remain in the Greek division. 

With one week of regular 
season play remaining, teams 
are driving toward positions for 
the divisional playoffs. The 

playoffs will be held during 
the last week of October with 
the top two female teams and 
top two male teams playing on 
Saturday, Nov. 1, for the 
intramural championships. 

Volleyball teams are 
preparing for their seasoiy 
which begins on Oct. 30. Friday 
is the last day to register teams 
for the I-M volleyball 

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(he was redshirted in 1984, 
then was third-string last 
year). The Sam Houston game 
was just his second complete 
game as our quarterback. He 
still makes some mistakes, but 
doesn't make the same ones 
over and over, so that's • 
encouraging. He should get 

The victory was important 
because it pushed NSU into a 
tie with unbeaten Nicholls for 
the Gulf Star Conference lead 
after opening week. It also 
erased memories of a 
frustrating 24-3 loss just a week 
ea/lier at North Texas State, 
and built momentum aplenty for 
Saturday night's grudge match. 

The conference picture was 
something Goodwin was 
anxious to discuss. 

"If you lose right away, 
the best you can play for is a 
tie," he said. "Losing puts you 
behind the eight-ball. We're 
not necessarily in the driver's 
seat, but right now we're in a 
better position than Sam 
Houston or Stephen F. Austin 
(last year's co-champions)." 

While the Demons were 
dumping Sam Houston, 
Arkansas State was handing 
LaTech a bitter defeat in 

Ruston. The Indians, rolling up 
nearly 310 total yards, scored 
on a 5-yard touchdown pass 
with 55 seconds left to edge the 
'Dogs 20-1 7. 

The Techsters led 17-7 at 
halftime but couldn't get any 
more points from their 167-yard 

Tech's other two defeats 

came at the hands of Baylor 
and Fresno State. The 
Rustonites have beaten West 
Texas, Tulsa, McNeese and 
North Texas. 


Northwestern State 

Nicholls State 
Southwest Texas 
Sam Houston 
Stephen F. Austin 



Nicholls State 14, Stephen F. Austin 10 
Northwestern State 31, Sam Houston 23 

Lamar 1 7, Southwest Texas 3 

Northwestern vs. Louisiana Tech at Shreveport 

Nicholls State at Southwest Texas 
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Few fans happy as Louisiana Tech, Northwestern battle to 13-13 standoff in Shreveport 

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1 next! it wasn't what most Demon 
rthcast f an s were looking for, but for 
the first time in six years, NSU 
didn't come home from 
hreveport on the short end of 

State Fair Classic '86, the 
Oth in the series, ended in a 
lie. And the 13-13 stalemate 
left both Louisiana Tech and 
' We {l Northwestern fans feeling 
, : uncertain of just how to feel, 
o-i f [ "I guess it's good we didn't 

r 37th ^ 0Se l ^' S y ear ' freshman 
j.^.* Todd Davis. "But at the same 

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' tot the teams win. This way, no 

didn't onC S Q u ^ c sat ' s ^' cc l. And who 

HluleH has bra 88 in 8 ri S hts this y ear? " 

"We'll take it, though," 

countered NSU alumni Sara 
McKay of Shreveport. She 
said it was her tenth State Fair 
game, and it was nice to see 
Northwestern not fall apart in 
the secoricTrialf, for once. 

"Our coaches were too 
conservative, I think," she 
said, "but that's what they're 
paid for.. .to coach. I'm sure 
they get tired of us backseat 
coaches," she added. 

But while the Classic left 
| Pcmon fans happy for the tie 
fHmt sad for the one that got 
during awd y ^ didn't do much for 
r with Louisiana Tech fans, 
-is and "Northwestern probably 
,n 8 ^ n had one coming, anyway," said 
Tech student Joe Mitchell. "I 

in a 

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, so we 
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was worried in the first half 
(as NSU piled up a 10-0 lead), 
but I sure thought the 'Dogs 
were going to come back and 
take it in the second half. We 
always do that." 

NSU alumni met at their 
Bossier Hilton headquarters for 
much of the weekend, and spent 
the time meeting new 
University officials, catching 
up with friends, and 
socializing. A fleet of buses 
took fans straight to 
Independence Stadium, right 
through all the Fair traffic. 
That was good, they said, 
especially considering nearly 
100,000 fans visited the Fair on 

Northwestern is now 4-2-1 
on the season, and 1-0 in the 
Gulf Star Conference headed 
into Saturday's home game 
with Southwest Texas. Tech is 
4-3-1, and is probably out of the 
hunt for a Division IAA 
playoff berth. 

But although neither NSU 
nor Tech can wear the State 
Fair Classic crown this year, 
several thousand students of 
both universities had an 
afternoon of fun at the 15th 
annual Rally in the Alley, 
Shreve Square's pep rally. 

Students made the most of 
this second-to-last NSU vs. 
Tech State Fair Classic 
weekend. Kegs of beer were 
drained, food was plentiful, 
and enthusiasm for both schools 
was very evident. 

"I love it," said Todd 
Poynter. "It's a chance for 

students from both universities 
to gather together and have a 
good time - without arguing." 

Northwestern students 
again did well in the little 
spirit events such as the 
tricycle race, beer chug, and 
shoe scramble, and according to 
neutral observers, the pep rally 
was about even. 

"Tech has a bigger and 
better checrleading squad than 
NSU does," said Mike Connors, 
a Northeast graduate, 'but 
your guys did some cute stuff. I 
liked Northwestern's level of 
spirit, too. NSU was 

outnumbered 2-1 at the Rally, 
but you'd never have known it • 
by listening to the crowd." 

Elizabeth Spaht of Tech 
thought the Rally was a good 
idea, but said "I'm just sorry 
that this is going to be the last 
year." Her feelings were 
shared by many NSU and Tech 
fans alike, although this was 
not the last State Fair game. 

Next year's State Fair 
Classic is scheduled to be the 
last one featuring NSU and 
Tech, as the Classic will be 
divided into two games 
beginning in 1988. The Demons 
will begin taking on Northeast 
Louisiana in one, and Louisiana • 
Tech and an unnamed opponent 
will play in the other game. 
Most athletic officials have 
blamed the discontinuation of 
the series on Tech, as the 
Bulldogs will attempt a move 
into Division I beginning next 

Down with a Dog 

Louisiana Tech quarterback Jordan Stanley is brought down by John Kulakowski 
during last Saturday's State Fair Classic in Shreveport. The archrivals tied for only 
twfe filth time In the 73-year rivalry. NSU is now 9 * t*t- (1-0 in the GSC) headed into 
Saturday's home game with Gulf Star foe Southwest Texas. 

Halloween at NSU: ghouls, goblins, and sweet transvestites 

leybai Spirit of Northwestern marching band plans Haunted House, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' set for midnight Friday 




toff Writer 

Once again the Spirit of 
orthwestern marching band is 
onsoring their annual 
unted House on Wednesday, 
ursday and Friday, October 
19-31, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in 
e bowling alley area of the 
Student Union. 

Since Warren Easton is 
Undergoing complete 
■renovations, the location of the 
«and fundraiser was moved. 

The band's Halloween 
House will offer visitors a 
maze of 10 rooms accented by 
Special lighting and fog effects, 
this year different film flicks 
will highlight each of the 
looms, such as Amityvilk 
Horror, Psycho and Raiders of 
he Lost Ark. 

"We try to be different 
every year," commented James 
Lacombe, a member of the band. 
"We do not use any of the props 
from last year so that the house 
Will not be recognized by any 
who attended the spook house 

j Admission for the event is 
l$2 for adults and students, and 
M for children 6 to 12 years of 
a ge. Children five years of age 
a,1 d younger will be admitted 
| ""ee when accompanied by an 
i a dult. Proceeds from the 
Halloween Haunted House 
w 'll be used to support 
Performance activities of the 
Arching band. 


Staff Writer 

Rocky Horror Halloween 

Frank N Furter (Tim Curry) sings Sweet Transvestite with Columbia (Little Nell), 
Magenta (Patricia Quinn) and Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien) in a shot from the screen 
version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will be shown at midnight Friday 
(Halloween). For the Northwestern version, Jack Bedell will play Frank, Riff Raff will 
be portrayed by Brian Durnell, Columbia by Lori Martin, and Margaret Weaver will 
play Magenta. 

Most set 
to address 

An hour-long address by 
President Robert Alost on the state 
of the University and impending 
budget cuts and their effect on 
Northwestern has been scheduled. 

The president will speak at 7 
p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the 

Fine Arts Auditorium. 

All Northwestern students have 
been urged by the President to to 
attend the meeting, which he says 
will be very important. 

More details v, ill be available in 
next week's Current Sauce. 

The Student Activities 
Board and KNWD are co- 
sponsoring a special Halloween 
snowing of The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show at midnight 
Friday, October 31, in the 
Student Union Ballroom. 

For students who have 
never seen the movie, which 
was created by Richard 
O'Brien, who wrote the book, 
music and lyrics, there will be a 
special pre-showing Friday at 
3 p.m. 

"The movie really is an 
experience, " according to Lynn 
Estes, general manager for 
KNWD. "The people in the 
audience are not just idle 
watchers, they get in on the 
action. For example, when the 
wedding scene takes place, the 
audience throws rice." 

'This movie, unlike any 
other movie I have seen, has 
developed a following that is 
something like a cult," Estes 
continued. "Rocky Horror is not 
the type of movie you just see 
once. I know many people who 
have seen the movie over 30 

Prior to the midnight 
showing of Rocky Horror, 
students from Northwestern, 
complete with makeup and 
costumes, will present a short 
skit about the movie in the 

Performing in the skit will 
be Jack Bedell of Houma as Dr. 
Frank N. Furter, Annette 
Marler of Natchitoches as 
Janet Weiss, Lynn Estes of 
Natchitoches as Brad Majors, 
Brian Durnell of Natchitoches 
as Riff Raff, Margaret Weaver 
of Natchitoches as Magenta, 
Lori Martin of Anacoco as 
Columbia, Craig Scott of 

Natchitoches as Dr. Everett V. 
Scott, Greg Kendrick of 
Littleton, Colorado as Rocky 
Horror, Dave Wilkinson of 
Kenner as Eddie, and music 
professor Tony Smith as the 

Running through the story 
is the sexual confusion of two 
middle-American "Ike Age" 
kids confronted by the 
complications of the decadent 

This movie, unlike 
any other movie I have 
seen, has developed a 
following that is 
something like a cult. 
Rocky Horror is not the 
type of movie you see 
just once. I know 
many people who 
have seen the movie 
over 30 times. " 


KNWD Station Manager 

morality of the 1970's, 
represented in the person of the 
mad doctor Frank N. Furter, a 
transvestite from the planet of 
Transexual in the galaxy of 

The Rocky Horror Picture 
Show is the highlight of 
Northwestern's Halloween 
night activities. 

Scheduled from 9 p.m. to 11 
p.m. in the Union Station, is 
the SAB annual Halloween 
Costume Contest for students 
complete with prizes. On 
Wednesday the SAB will 
sponsor a Pumpkin Carving 
Contest at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Union Station. 

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Spirit of Northwestern band members Andrew 
Ellerd, Kim Stelly, Don Pearce, and Chandra Blackston 
(front) will appear in the annual Haunted House, which 
will run in the old bowling alley area of the Union from 
Wednesday through Friday. The theme is "An Evening 
Of Horror: The Spirit in the Bates Motel." 

Ex-student nabbed 
for living in dorm 


News Editor 

A former University 
student was removed from West 
Rapides dormitory and charged 
with unarmed trespassing by 
the University Police on 
Sunday, October 19, according 
to campus police officials. 

Michael Price of 
Montgomery was believed to be 
living in various rooms along 
-the first floor of West Rapides. 
Because Price's enrollment at 
Northwestern ended last year, 
police charged him with 
unauthorized living in a 
campus dormitory. 

Crawford Ficklin, chief of 
the University Police, said he 
didn't know how long Price was 
living on campus, but it took the 
police about a week to track 
him down. "When he found out 
we were scoping in on one room, 
he would buddy up to someone 
else, and spend the night in 
another part of the dormitory," 
Ficklin said. 

Ficklin had heard reports 
that Price managed to get into 
the dining hall area, but his 
activity there was unknown. 

Price was finally cornered 
when one of his roommates, on 
the first floor of West Rapides, 
reported to the head residents 
that Price was living in his 
room, and he did not want 

anything to do with it. On the 
night of October 19, campus 
police cornered Price in that 
room, and escorted him off 
campus. He was allowed to 
return the next day to pick up 
his items. 

The head residents of 
Rapides Hall, along with 
many students, were ' rather 
surprised to find out Price was 
not a student, since he was seen 
constantly on campus. 

The Board of Regents made 
an unprecedented move 
Thursday when 239 academic 
programs at the state's public 
colleges and universities were 
terminated. Northwestern lost 
15 programs as the Board cut 
the largest amount of programs 
ever one time since it began 
reviewing programs in 1975. 

Because of the state's poor 
finances, the regents 
accelerated its review this fall 
in an effort to streamline 
programs and make them more 
cost effective. A total of 532 
programs were reviewed 

Programs cut at 
Northwestern include EdS - 
Reading, MS - Electronic 
Engineering Technology, BA - 
Foreign Languages (Spanish, 
French, German), AD - Teacher 
Aide, MS - Biochemistry, MS - 
Natural Sciences, BS - Physics 
Applied, MS - Psychology, 
General, Experimental, AS - 
Meat Technology, AS - Meat 
Inspection Technology and BM - 
Music Theory. 

Since 1975, 676 programs 
have been terminated, 
including Thursday's 

"We were not shocked by 
their actions," commented Dr. 
Robert Alost, president. "These 
were all programs that we had 
suggested be terminated. "In 
fact, we'll actually be cutting 
some more." 

"Dr. Dale Thorn and his 
group have been looking at the 
course offerings for several 
months and have been working 
closely with the Board of 
Regents," he continued. "I 
honestly believe in the long run 
Dr. Thorn has probably saved 
us some programs. I must say 
the Regents have been very 
cooperative with the 

"We feel these programs, 
the ones terminated, were of 
high cost to the University 

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because of the small enrollment 
and low graduate percentage," 
the president concluded. "We 
will take the resources we save 
from these and further fund 
other programs." 

"No program was cut 
because of financial 
considerations only," according 
to Dr. William Arceneaux, 

commissioner of higher 
education. "However, because 
of the fiscal constraints placed 
on colleges and universities in 
the past several years, 
compounded by the number and 
severity of the budget cuts, the 
regents decided that drastic 
measures had to be taken." 

Arceneaux said this is the 
beginning of the accelerated 

reviews and that the regents 
started this new phase by 
identifying low completer and' 5 

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Spring registration kicks off 


Staff Writer 

Advance registration for 
the Spring 1987 semester will 
begin next Thursday, November 
6, for graduate and 
undergraduate students, 
according to Dr. Ray 
Baumgardner, registrar. 

Class schedules will be in 
the bookstore beginning 
Tuesday and undergraduate 
students are to report to their 
advisors on the day/days 
scheduled for their department 
to enroll. Those students who 
have not been assigned to an 
advisor should contact the dean 
of instruction in Room 153 of 
Kyser Hall before November 6. 
General Studies students will 
enroll in the same department 
in which they enrolled this 

After completing a Student 
Schedule Request From with 
their advisors, students will be 
instructed to proceed to a 
computer terminal location for 

"Each student should take 
advantage of advanced 
registration," Baumgardner 

said. "But students who are not 
sure of the classes they are 
taking should be sure to contact 
their advisor and then if they 
are still unsure, they should 
wait until January to register." 

Upon returning in January, 
those students who advance 


registered should pick up their ducal 
Student Schedule Request Form 
at the registrar's table in front 
of the Student Union Ballroom 
on the day they are scheduled 
to pay fees and proceed through 
the fee payment line which 
will complete registration. 




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Dr. Jack Pace will preside 
met the Louisiana Association 
■^il College Teachers of 
.griculture's annual meeting 
hursday and Friday at the 
orticulture Center on the 
jmpus of Southeastern 
ouisiana University. 

Pace, associate professor of 
griculture and former 
jhairman of the department of 
.tericulturc and animal sciences, 
egents. com pi Cun g n j s on e-year term 

* y ^ president of the state 
T an ^esociation. He was elected one 
eac ^jear ago at the group's annual 
,'Jicctingin Ruston. 

According to Pace, the 
;neua *fcynotc speaker for the LACTA 
m andj, ccun g W1 -]| be Kerry 

tne 3avidson, associate commis- 
)gram^ oner f academic affairs for 
Jic Louisiana Board of Regents, 
t-jlc will speak at 9 a.m. 
aturday on the evaluation of 
Agriculture programs and their 
uture in Louisiana's higher 
their tfucation system. 


iuled The University's Small 
ough (usiness Development Center 
vhlch jnd the Leesville-Vernon 
farish Chamber of Commerce 
rc co-sponsoring an 
Occupational Safety and 
[ealth for Your Business" 
jminar next Thursday, Nov. 6, 
the NSU-Fort Polk campus. 

The seminar will be 
>nducted from 1-3:30 p.m. in 
»e NSU-Fort Polk Education 
enter room 124. Registration 
rill begin at 12;30, and the fee 
$15. Fees may be mailed to 
le Small Business 

evelopment Center on campus 
r may be paid at the door. 


Conducting the seminar 
will be Dr. William H. Dennis, 
professor of industrial 
technology. He has gained 
expertise in the occupational 
safety and health fields 
through business experiences 
and teaching industrial 
technology at five universities. 


Dr. Dean F. Johnson, 
associate professor of sociology, 
attended the Mid-South 
Sociological Association's 
annual meeting last week in 
Jackson, Mississippi. 

During the four-year 
meeting, Johnson will present a 
paper entitled "The Indonesian 
Family Planning Story: 
Successes and Challenges" as a 
member of a panel on the 
Indonesian Experience. 

Other panel members are 
from Stephen F. Austin, 
Northeast Louisiana, and 
Southwestern Louisiana. 

Johnson and the three 
other professors were 
participants in the 1986 summer 
Fulbright-Hays faculty 
seminar which traveled to 
Gadja Mada University in 
Yohjakarta, Indonesia. 


Marshall Michael Carll, a 
sophomore business 
administration major from New 
Orleans, has been awarded the 
$250 Newitt Memorial 
Scholarship for the 1986 fall 

Carll received the 
scholarship from president Dr. 
Robert Alost. The award was 
created by former NSU 
employee Agatha Newitt for 

students from Orleans Parish in 
memory of her parents, Louis 
Andrew and Agatha Austin. 
Recipients must maintain a 3.0 
average to keep the 

Wilson dedication 

The formal dedication 
ceremonies of the Recreation 
Complex in honor of former 
assistant dean of students 
Robert W. Wilson will be held 
next Friday at 11 a.m. at the 
Complex. Wilson was a 
Northwestern employee for 
many years, and was one of the 
main people responsible for 
construction of both the Student 

Naming Contest 

The SAB is now sponsoring 
a Student Union Naming 
Contest in which everyone is 
invited to participate. 

You may pick up your 
guideline form(s) in the SAB 
office, 214 Student Union. 

The Board would like to 
thank everyone for their help 
and suggestions. The SAB is 
working for the students of 
NSU, and feels that this 
contest can be a great success if 
everyone works together. 


Jack Clayton, former head 
football coach at 

Northwestern, was presented 
the prestigious Nth Degree 
Award at the Sam Houston 

game by president Dr. Robert 
Alost. Clayton was on campus 
as part of the 20th reunion 
celebration for the undefeated 
1966 football team, which he 

The 1966 Demons won the 
Gulf States Conference 
championship and were the top- 
ranked small college team in 
the nation. 



The Student Activities 
Board has some constitutional 
changes which will be voted on 
in the election on Wednesday. 

One change involves the 
establishment of a Special 
Events committee to be 
responsible for programming 
activities during Homecoming 
and State Fair weeks. The 
other change is to alter the role 
of the SGA representative on 
the SAB from two voting 
members to one non-voting 
liason between both 

Remember to vote 

Student officers 

Officers of campus student 
groups are being invited to a 
series of three reception? at the 
president's home by Dr. and 
Mrs. Alost. 

Officers of honorary and 
professional organizations are 
invited from 7 to 8 p.m. on 
Tuesday, Oct. 28. Greek officers 
are being welcomed on 
Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 8 
p.m. On Nov. 4, the leaders of 
religious and special interest 
groups are being honored from 7 
to 8 p.m. 

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President Dr. Robert Alost presents Jack Clayton 
with the University's highest honor, the Nth Degree, at 
the Northwestern-Sam Houston football game two 
weeks ago, which NSU won 31-23. Clayton was the 
head coach of the 1966 Demons, the last NSU team to 
go undefeated and the Only national championship 
team in school history. 

The 1966 squad finished 9-0-0, beat Louisiana 
Tech 27-7, and was ranked #1 throughout the season 
by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 


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colas, herbal teas, diet aids, message mugs, 
and simmering potpourri. 

events set 

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 
there will be a Pumpkin 
Carving Contest in front of 
Union Station. The first 10 
organizations to sign up will be 
eligible to participate. 
Organizations are advised to 
sign up in the Student 
Activities Office, 214 Student 
Union by Oct. 28. 

Prizes will be awarded for 
first, second and third place. 
Winners will be announced at 
the Costume Party on Friday, 
Oct. 31 in Union Station. 

All prizes will be gift 
certificates from the 
University Bookstore. First 
will be for $25, second for $15 
and third for $10. 

On Friday night the SAB 
will sponsor a Monster Mash 
Costume Pary and Dance at 
Union Station. Prizes will be 
awarded for the best costume. 
First prize will be a $10 bar tab 
at Union Station, second prize, 
$8, and third prize, $6. 

At 12 midnight the SAB 
will present, in conjunction with 
KNWD, The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show in the Student 
Union ballroom. 


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Monday, Nov. 3 
Student Variety Night 
7:30 p.m., Union Station 
Sing, Dance, Comedy, 
Rap, Stomp... 
Entertain us!!! 
sign up in 
214 Student Union 

Tuesday, Nov. 4 

Airband Contest 
7 p.m., Union Station 
$50 prize 
sign up in 
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Wednesday, Nov 5 

Pig Roast 
5 p.m., Union Station 
President Alost Address 
7 p.m., Fine Arts 

more details in 
next week 's Sauce! 


OCTOBER 28. 1986 


Who really won 
the State Fair? 

Once again, Northwestern fans have returned 
home from the State Fair Classic unhappy. 

But unlike most years, the Demons did not lose 
the game. Then again, that elusive win over Tech did 
not come to pass. Fans left bewildered. ..once again a 
big NSU lead evaporated in the second half. At least 
this time we managed a tie. 

Northwestern should have won the game. 
Period. However, probably few students in either 
Natchitoches or Ruston is pleased with the outcome, 
although Tech fans should be glad they escaped 
Shreveport without a loss. Too bad there is not an 
overtime in college.. .so we could finally settle the 

But there are other areas to evaluate the State Fair. 
The football teams are tied, so here goes... let's see who 
really won this year. 

In the battle of the bands, it was pretty one-sided. 
Louisiana Tech had a good show, but it was nothing 
compared to a spectacular performance by the 
200-strong Spirit of Northwestern. NSU 1, Tech 0. 
And according to several neutral observers, our State 
Fair Court was more impressive, too. NSU 2, Tech 0. 

At Rally in the Alley, we'll give the Techs ters a big 
lead in attendance. True, Tech is twice as large as 
Northwestern, but neverthless, they win this one. 
NSU 2, Tech I. 

The cheerleading squads were both pretty good, 
but again, Tech gets the nod. Our cheerleaders nearly 
took it with a cute dance to "Word Up," but Tech's 
cheerleaders are tough. Score tied... 2-2. 

The SGA games, such as tricycle races, beer 
chugging, etc. were dead even. we'll tie it up just 
like the football game... 2-2-1. 

School spirit is a big factor at any game, and may 
have finally helped end the Tech win streak. 
Although outnumbered, Demon fans were as loud 
and proud as their Tech counterparts. Maybe because 
it's our biggest game of the year, Northwestern wins 
the spirit contest. NSU's up, 3-2-1. 

At the State Fair Brunch, Tech clobbered us. 
Northwestern SGA president Johnny Cox and crew 
did a wonderful job of humiliating our court, our 
administrators, and all NSU students present. It's a 
shame when our State Fair Court members wanted to 
walk out of an event given by the City of 
Shreveport... because they were so embarassed. The 
poor court members were introduced with grunts and 
moans from Cox. 

Our friends in Ruston are still on the floor 
laughing about that one.. .so NSU and Tech are tied at 
3-3-1. And that Brunch humiliation may have been 
enough to blow the rest of the weekend for 

To save the day (and weekend) for NSU is Vic the 
Demon. Our national champion mascot easily 
outclassed Champ the Bulldog. Champ was 
mysteriously absent from the Rally. Scared dog? 

" Thus, thanks to Vic, Northwestern State wins the 
weekend, 4-3-1. Sound familiar? That's Tech's record 
after the game, and that tie probably cost them a 
national playoff berth. It did little to hurt NSU's 
chances (the Demons are 4-2-1). 

So, history books will say "Louisiana Tech 13, 
Northwestern State 13." 
But we know the truth. 




was lite 

Once again.. .a typical SGA election 

"It doesn 't matter who you 
vote for, just get out and vote! " 

That phrase is what 
Current Sauce and countless 
newspapers, radio stations, etc. 
across the nation have 
preached for years. 

If you don't get off your butt 
and do something about who 
gets elected, then you have no 
right to complain. Right? 

Not always. Sometimes 
you're not told when to vote. 

The vast majority of this 
campus decided not to vote last 
week...or was not properly 
notified. In a light turnout, 
"we" elected members of the 
University's homecoming court, 
Mr. NSU, and Miss NSU. 

Of course, as is par for our 
Student Government Assoc- 
iation, the elections were not 
very well publicized. That 
complaint comes from several 
SGA senators. I went into the 
Union last Thursday and heard 
two girls, both campus leaders, 
talking about the election. 

"When can I vote?," they 
asked me. 


It seems that the student 
body was notified of the 
election by a few signs run off on 
a copier. Very professional job. 
And of course, the pictures were 
run by Current Sauce. 
Unfortunately, SGA can not 
rely on the newspaper for all 
campaign publicity, since some 
students don't even pick up a 
paper until late Wednesday. 
Besides, it is not our job! We're 
more than glad to help out, 
but... If we're going to run the 
SGA, then why is my student 
fees helping to pay SGA 

If that's not bad enough, 
most of the Mr. and Miss NSU 
candidates were not even 
notified that they had been 
nominated. Two Mr/Miss NSU 
candidates missed the picture 
appointments that the 
commissioner of elections set for 
them...and didn't bother to tell 
them about. They scheduled 
reshoots on Monday (before a 
Wednesday election) with the 



Photo Lab (which was very 
cooperative), but the Sauce was 
able to use old file photos. 

Dammit, it's not the job of 
a nominee for an honorary 
office to have to schedule 
his/her own picture. That's 
somebody on SGA's job. But 
that apparently doesn't matter 

But at least we in 
Natchitoches were lucky. Once 
again, our Shreveport satellite 
campus was treated like 
dirt.. .like second-class citizens. 
They called the Current Sauce 
office, complaining of the 
shabby treatment given them 
by the SGA president and his 
commissioner of elections. 

I directed the call on to the 
SGA office, but the fact that 
the girls in Shreveport felt 
neglected enough to call annoys 
me.. .not because I'm the editor 
of the paper, but because I'm a 
student, and "those people" in 
Shreveport are my fellow 
Northwestern students, many of 
whom spent at least one year in 

They also pointed out that 
at least one candidate's name 
was wrong. Senators said that 

the candidates for Mr. and Miss 
NSU did not have their 
classification or grades 

Come on! Who's running 
things over there? If we ran 
the paper like they run SGA, 
you'd get one a semester. And I 
bet only one certain group of 
the student body would be 
notified it was out. 

If I was running the SGA, I 
would care about the entire 
student body, and not just one 
Small group. It seems some 
people forget who helps them 
get elected. 

Then again, the elections 
were run just like the brunch in 
Shreveport. And I was 
fortunate. I turned down my 
invitation. I'm glad, from 
what administrators, faculty, 
and students have told me, it 
would have been a total 
embarassment for a junior 
college. You can imagine what 
that did for our "State 

Election after election at 
Northwestern is contested 
(including this one, 

fortunately). SGA is 

considered one of the bigger 
jokes on campus, and that's a 
shame. NSU has a darn good 
SGA senate and several good 
officers this year. Too bad a 
few bad apples and their 
friends want to run (and ruin) 
the whole student government. 

I'm a graduating senior, so 
those clowns can't affect me. 
But they can really screw up a 
lot of things for everyone else. 

Impeachment of a few SGA 
members may not be a bad idea. 

Does anyone have the guts 
to do it? 

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Emotion key 
against SWT 


: 5ports Editor 


The question is about 

The incentive for 
. excitement is obvious. 

The topic of discussion is 
the Demon football team's 
frame of mind entering 
Saturday's Gulf Star 
Conference contest here against 
Southwest Texas State. 

How will the Demons react 
after last weekend's 13-all 
stalemate with Louisiana Tech 
in the State Fair Classic? 

Some folks (not many from 
NSU) were calling it a "moral 
victory." Many of the Demon 
players and coaches thought it 
was literally a crying shame. 
And how about head coach 
m Goodwin? 

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game," he said, "but mistakes 
at critical times cost us the 

It's memories of those 
breakdowns which may dog the 
Demons until Saturday's 7 p.m. 
kickoff in Turpin Stadium. 
Looking ahead to Southwest 
Texas, and not backwards to 
what might have been against 
Tech, is of paramount 
importance to Goodwin's hopes 
for a national playoff bid. 

"We have to win our last 
four games and hopefully get 
ranked by the time we play 
Sficholls (next weekend for 
-lomecoming)," he said. "If we 
>o 8-2-1, then I would have to 
hink thaT the people choosing 
he playoff teams would go 
vith our conference champion." 

So, there's the incentive. 
\s for the problem at hand ... 

Southwest Texas comes in 
»t 2-6, fresh. off a 35-21 loss at 

home to unbeaten Nicholls. 
That score set off alarm bells in 
the NSU Fieldhouse on 

"We'll have to score some 
points to beat them. They 
scored 21 points against 
Nicholls' defense, which is 
very good," said Goodwin, 
noting that only in a 26-25 win 
over Troy State has Nicholls 
given up more points in its 8-0 

The Bobcats, who 
overcame seven fumbles to 
dump the Demons 26-17 last 
year, are on a pattern this 
season which concemsGoodwin. 
Southwest lost its first three 
outings, then pounded Rice (31- 
6) and topped McNeese (13-9), 
and has lost its last three. 

"If they go according to 
their pattern, they're due for a 
win," he said. "They had two 
very impressive wins and 
showed what they're capable 

Southwest has been 
vulnerable to the pass, giving 
up 240.5 yards per game in the 
air. Nicholls quarterback Doug 
Hudson left a 417-yard jet trail 
through the Bobcat secondary 
last week. 

Running back Roy Jackson is 
Southwest's spark with a 5.6 
yards per carry average en 
route to 613 yards rushing this 
season. He'll face a Demon 
defense which allowed just 58 
yards rushing to the Techsters 
and figures to be even tougher 
against a Bobcat offense 
averaging just 95 yards in the 

The Demons are 1-0 in GSC 
play after topping Sam 
Houston 31-23 two weeks ago. 
Southwest Texas lost its 
conference opener last weekend. 


Tech quarterback Jordan Stanley coughs up a 
fumble In the fourth quarter against a fired up Demon 

defense at Saturday's 13-13 tie with the Bulldogs In 

Shreveport. The ball was recovered by DeShon 
Jenkins (19). Also in on the play for Northwestern is 
James Hall (99) and Russ Robinson (93). 

Will Demons pass, or fail? 

Justin is NSU's ace 




Just call Robyn Justin "ace." 
Because in women's 
ollegiate volleyball, nobody is 
ikerving up aces faster than the 
ady Demon senior. Justin is 
Ranked No. 1 nationally in 
-service aces, averaging 1.38 per 

She owned 33 aces in 
NSU's 26 games entering 
Wednesday's match at 
Northeast. Ironically, the 5-8 
Acadiana High School product 
hopes to make a career of 
aiming for aces — as a golf 

Was that Bill Buckner 
who lined up offsides for the 
Demons Saturday night, 
negating a 25-yard field goal 
that would have won the State 
Fair Classic? 

Of course not. Billy Buck, 
as he was once fondly referred 
to by Red Sox fans, was at the 
time being fitted for goat's 
horns in New York's Shea 
Stadium. For the benefit of 
those among us who were in the 
midst of becoming hung over, 
Buckner let a slow ground ball 
skip under his glove, allowing 
the Mets to score the winning 
run in their amazing Game Six 
victory in the World Series. 

So, on The Day After, it 
was Buckner who was blamed 
for allowing the Mets to win. 

But Buckner's boot didn't blow 
it for the Red Sox. Boston had 
already allowed a two-out, two- 
run rally by the Mets to tie the 
game in the bottom of the 10th 

Don't blame Billy Buck. 
And don't make Everett 
Norwood or Keith Hodnett out 
to be the scapegoats that cost 
Northwestern a sweet victory 
over Louisiana Tech, either. 

Norwood was the Demon 
flagged for encroachment on 
Hodnett' s 25-yard field goal 
with just over three minutes 
remaining. The usual penalty 
for encroachment - five yards - 

was assessed, with an 
additional tax of three points 
erased. Hodnett's second try, 
from 30 yards, edged slightly 

wide of the right upright. 

By the margin of a few 
feet, wide of the upright and 
elsewhere, the Demons fell 
short of victory. 

While some students 
pondered whether they had to 
attend classes Monday ("Well, 
Tech didn't beat us, did they?" 
was their perverse rationale), 
Sam Goodwin wondered why 
his offense could run for 276 
yards but failed to get a few 

that really mattered. 
Remember when: 

- on fourth-and-1 at the 
Tech 32, leading 10-3 in the 
third quarter, running back Ron 
Haggerty came up short. 
Afterwards, Tech drove 
downfield and got a momentum- 
building 51-yard field goal. 

- the Demons tied the 
game at 13-all on Hodnett's 22- 
yard field goal with 10 minutes 
left, after Tech stopped NSU on 
five plays inside the Bulldog 

- moving toward a go- 
ahead score, the Demons ran six 
plays from inside the 12 before 
Hodnett lined up for the ill— 





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Turner intercepts GSC award 


Sports Writer 

Being singled out as a star 
performer is nothing new in the 
football career of Odessa 
Turner. The latest honor to come 
his way, however, is something 
different for the talented 
Demon senior. 

Turner, twice an All-Gulf 
Star Conference wide receiver 
and honorable mention All- 
America as a flanker last 
season, was named the 
conference Defensive Player of 
the Week for his performance 
in Saturday's 13-13 tie with 
Louisiana Tech. 

Appropriately, it was 
Turner's pass-catching skills 
that won him the award. The 6- 
foot-3 Monroe native made two 
interceptions in the final four 
minutes to stop Bulldog drives. 

His first pickoff came at 
the NSU 42 with 3:21 
remaining, giving the Demons 
an excellent chance to score the 
go-ahead points. That 
opportunity died when the 
Demons lost possession on downs 
at the Tech 40. 

Turner's second interception 
was more important. He made a 
spectacular across-the-body 
grab of a potential touchdown 
pass in the end zone with just 

over a minute remaining, taking 
the ball away from Tech and 
denying the Bulldogs a shot at 
a game- winning score. 

Along with the 

interceptions, Turner made six 
tackles and also caught one 
pass for 13 yards on offense for 

The pass thefts upped his 
total this season to four, which 
is one better than any Demon 
managed last year. 

Turner joined teammates 
John Stephens and JT. Fenceroy 
on the list of Demons who have 
been honored by the conference 
as Players of the Week so far 
this season. 




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Coach says 
desire, faith 
are crucial 


Sports Writer 

Desire and faith. 

Those are the keys for the 
Demon cross country team's 
hopes for winning the Gulf Star 
Conference championship next 
Monday in Hammond. 

Head coach Leon Johnson 
knows his runners are 
physically capable of winning 
the meet. But the catch, he 
says, is their desire to come out 
ahead and their belief in that 

"We have to be mentally 
ready to run the race. That is 
what concerns me," he said. 
"The only race we have really 
been ready for this year has 
been our meet, and the results 
(second place among 11 teams) 
were obvious. 

"It is going to depend on 
how much our guys really want 
to win this thing, and how 
much they really believe they 
can win it," said Johnson. 

The Demon runners are 
tapering down their training so 
they'll have "fresh legs" next 
Monday, he said, so the major 
emphasis in workouts will be on 
the mental aspect. 

"About all we can do at 
this stage is try to be very 
positive in our instructions and 
try to eliminate as much as we 
can the negative feelings 
anyone might have before 
Monday," he said. 'This is 
what I'm most concerned about, 
because so far this week, we 
haven't had any intensity." 

Johnson said Stephen F. 
Austin is the team to beat in 
the men's competition. He 
expects the Lady Demons to 
fight for third place behind 
SFA and Southwest Texas, the 
overwhelming favorite for the 
women's crown. 

Championships headline 
busy Intramural schedule 


Assistant News Editor 

Just like old times 

The Sprlnghill High School duo of quarterback 
Rusty Slack and tailback/fullback John Stephens again 
proved effective Saturday, 

Intramurals had an 
eventful week last week, with 
activities being interrupted by 
injuries, darkness, and rain. 

The singles and doubles 
matches held Monday at the 
Tennis Complex were halted 
due to darkness. Although 18 
guys entered the tennis singles, 
only one girl participated. 
Leslie Boagni, Sigma Kappa, 
won the women's division. In 
the men's division, nine teams 
entered for doubles' play. 
Match finals were held 

Flag football regular 
season play continues this week 
for the men's Greek division, 
with the independent division 
finishing up playoff games. 
Due to rain on Thursday, the 
Greek teams were unable to 
complete their regular seasons. 

In addition to the rain 
halting football games, injuries 
during the Kappa Sigma #1- 
Theta Chi game delayed games 
for more than a half-hour. In 
attempting to grab Kappa 
Sigma's Mike Turk, Ed 

Knowlton of Theta Chi tripped 
on Turk's leg and fell, breaking 
his leg. Knowlton, who was 
taken to the hospital and 
repaired, will be in a cast for 
about three months. 

In addition to the broken 
leg, Turk was also tripped 
during the play and fell into 
Theta Chi's Donald Gros. Turk 
injured his nose while Gros 
bruised his shoulder. 

In the men's independent 
division of flag football, the 
Steelers captured first place 
with Slaughterhouse Gang, 
Corruption, and the Supreme 
Team taking the second 
through fourth playoff 

In the first game of the 
playoffs, Slaughterhouse Gang 
defeated Corruption. The 
Steelers and Supreme Team 
face each other this week. 

Greek division standings 
show the battle continuing this 
week for playoff positions. 
Currently, the top four teams 
are Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha 
Phi Alpha, Kappa Sigma #1, 
and Theta Chi. 

In the women's division, 
only the final game for the 

overall flag football 
championship game remains. 
Sigma Kappa will face Phi Mu 
for the title. 

The top men's Greek team 
will face the independent 
winner for the overall men's 
championship. These games 
will be held Saturday in Turpin 
Stadium prior tq the NSU- 
Southwest Texas game. 
Playing on the turf, the 
women's game is set for 3 p.m. 
with the men's game slated for 

In addition to completing 
the flag football season and 
tennis, this week's events 
include the volleyball officials 
clinic, volleyball team 
captains' meeting and the 
volleyball jamboree. The 
jamboree, which is the official 
opening of the season, will take 
place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the 
P.E. Majors' Building Gym. 

The team captains' 
meeting is set for 7 p.m. 
Wednesday in Intramural 
Building 114. The volleyball 
officials clinic is scheduled for 
7 p.m. Tuesday in the I-M 



fated 25-yarder. 

— in the final two minutes, 
with two plays to get two feet 
for a first down at the Tech 35, 
the Demons backtracked and 
gave Tech one last chance at 
the Bulldog 40. 

"Our short yardage offense 
concerns me," Goodwin said 
Sunday, citing an 0-for-7 record 
in fourth down conversions for 
NSU against Northeast, North 
Texas and Tech. "Good football 
teams make yards in those 
situations. If you can gain 276 
yards, then you should be able 
to get one." 

Or two. Or a few when you 
need them the most. 

As the Demons drew close 
to the goalline in the fourth 
quarter against Tech, the NSU 
offense drew close-to-the-vest, 
with nary a play-action pass to 
be seen. 

Admittedly, the second 
guess is always a gimme. And 
admittedly, Rusty Slack is not 
exactly Jim Kelly. 

"Rusty has been 
inconsistent in his throwing and 
last week we tried a pass and 
were intercepted," said 
Goodwin, referring to a turnover 
on second-and-7 at the Sam 
Houston 19. 

But Mr. Slack was a very 
credible 7-for-15 with no 
intercepts, thank you, against a 
talent-laden Bulldog defense. 
As tightly wedged as the 'Dogs 
were near the end zone, if the 
Demons had come to pass, a 
touchdown might have been 
there for the taking. 

The NSU offense has 
improved leaps and bounds in 
the last two weeks. Much of the 
progress is due to the 
commitment to Slack as the one 
and only quarterback, and his 
constant improvement since 
Goodwin and offensive 
coordinator Donnie Cox settled 
on that decision three weeks 

ag °' 

But in short yardage 
situations, the Demons don't 
merit a passing grade, and 
won't until they throw a couple 
of times. 

VOL. 75, NO. 12 


NOVEMBER 4, 1986 

Homecoming week now underway at NSU 

Game against top ten-ranked Nicholls State to highlight week of activities, excitement 


Managing Editor 

War paint 

Kappa Alpha pledge David Wolfe shows his 
Northwestern spirit during Saturday's game with 
Southwest Texas State by painting his body orange, 
complete with a purple "N S U." Although Wolfe, the 
KA'-s. -and much of the student body had the spirit, 

NSU lost 29-6. 

More spirit should be in store this week as the 
University celebrates Homecoming #102 against the 
8-1 Nicholls State Colonels. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Saturday 
in Turpin Stadium. The Court will be presented at 

Monica Lee and the other 
eight girls of the Homecoming 

Court will be formally 
presented at halftime of the 
Gulf Star Conference football 
game between Northwestern 
and Nicholls State University 
at 7 p.m. in Turpin Stadium, 
Saturday. Pre-game ceremonies 
will begin at 6:45. 

Homecoming activities 
will continue this week with an 
airband contest tonight at 7 
p.m. in Union Station. A $50 
prize will be awarded. On 
Wednesday a pig roast will 
highlight the day at 5 p.m. at 
Union Station and President 
Alost will deliver an address to 
the student body at 7 p.m. in 
the Fine Arts Auditorium of the 
A.A. Fredericks Center. 

On Thursday, Regency, a 
five-member acappella musical 
group from Baltimore, 
Maryland, will perform at 7 
p.m. in the Recital Hall of the 
A.A. Fredericks Center. Tickets 
to the concert are $2 for adults 
and $1 for children. 

Ribbon cutting and 
dedication ceremonies will 
highlight Friday when the 
Recreation Complex is 

dedicated in memory of Robert 
Wilson, former assistant dean 
of students and founding 
advisor of the Student 
Activities Board, formerly the 
Student Union Governing 
Board. The ribbon cutting is 
scheduled for 11 a.m. at the 
Complex and dedication 
ceremonies will be conducted at 
6 p.m. in the East Concourse of 
Prather Coliseum. 

Other activities Friday 
include the annual alumni Golf 
Tournament beginning at 1 p.m. 
at the Recreation Complex and 
the Natchitoches Country 
Club, student-alumni pep rally 
at 5:30 p.m. in front of the 
Student Union, jambalaya 
dinner at 6 p.m. in Prather 
Coliseum and a street dance at 9 
p.m. in front of the Student 

Also slated for Saturday 
are such events as a bass fishing 
tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Cane 
River, ladies bingo brunch at 
10:30 a.m. in the NSU 
Fieldhouse, alumni registration 
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 
Alumni and Faculty Center, 
cheerleader reunion at 10:30 
a.m. in Prather Coliseum, Old 
Timer's Band reception at 1:30 
p.m. in the NSU Band Hall, 
"N" Club Athletic Hall of 
Fame induction ceremonies 

ABC correspondent Threlkeld to lecture 

Reporter of World News Tonight fame to continue Distinguished Lecture Series 


Managing Editor 

Richard Threlkeld, one of 
the preeminent reporters in 
television journalism, will 
speak here next Monday, 
November 11 as part of the 
Distinguished Lecture Series. 

The lecture will be 
presented at 10 a.m. in the Fine 
Arts Auditorium of the A.A. 
Fredericks Center. Classes will 
be dismissed and the lecture is 
open to the public with no 
admission charge. 

Threlkeld was named 
chief correspondent of ABC's 
World News Tonight, after 
joining ABC in 1982 as a 
national corrspondent based in 
New York. 

In June, 1985, he filed a 
series of reports on the 
ramifications of terrorism 
during the TWA Flight 847 
hostage crisis, as well as 
reports comparing the Iranian 
hostage crisis and the Beirut 
crisis, and on families waiting 
for news of the Beirut hostages. 
Also in 1985 he returned to 
Vietnam to file a series of 

reports marking the 10th. 
anniversary of the United 
States involvement in Vietnam. 

Threlkeld has also covered 
such major events as the conflict 
and elections in El Salvador 
and the Falkland Island crisis. 
He was the principal reporter 
for ABC's highly acclaimed 
two-week series on crime, 
which aired in 1983. Crime in 
America included his reports 
concerning fear, juveniles, the 
justice system, minorities, 
parole, and government's fight 
against crime. One critic said 
the series was "remarkable for 

its attempt at 


In 1985, Threlkeld again 
focused on crime in the U.S. in a 
four-part series for World 
News Tonight. 

Prior to joining ABC, he 
had been a leading CBS news 
correspondent, anchorman and 
bureau chief for 15 years. 
While at CBS, Threlkeld was 
co-anchor of CBS Morning News 
from 1977 to 1979, bureau chief 
in San Francisco between 1970 
and 1977, and a correspondent in 
several domestic and overseas 
bureaus between 1966 and 1970. 


Give 'em credit 

General Motors, other automakers help out by extending "easy" credit to soon-to-be college graduates 


Staff Writer 

One of the toughest things 
facing graduating college 
students today, besides landing 
a job, is the establishment of 
credit. The difficulty seems to 
parallel the old cliche "you 
don't have any experience" 
when no one will hire you to 
gain experience. The bottom 
line is simple: you've got to 

owe someone to get credit. 

Several of the major car 
manufacturing companies have 
created plans designed to help 
the graduating or recently 
graduted student begin a god 
credit line, while purchasing a 
new car. Conditions for the 
graduating student plans vary 
with the different motor 
companies but for example the 
General Motors College 
Graduate Finance Plan seems 

very simple and very, very 

An individual can qualify 
for the plan from six months 
prior to graduation until 12 
months after graduation. The 
applicant must receive or have 
a four-year degree and must be 
employed or have a verifiable 
commitment of employment. 

The part of the plan that 
will most help students is that 
no credit is necessary. 

However, there can be no 
evidence of collection problems 
when the credit history of the 
applicant is checked by GMAC. 

Other details of the plan 
include availability on any 
new GM passenger cars or light 
duty trucks. A graduate can 
purchase or lease depending on 
his needs, and any low interest 
rates offered by the company is 
also available with the plan. 

Besides the no-credit 

clause, other parts of the plan 
that should prove helpful to 
the applicant include a 
reduction to only 5 percent of 
the purchase price for the down 
payment and the buyer can 
defer the first installment for 
up to 90 days from the 
purchase. This should really 
help out the tight-money 
situations many people 
encounter when just starting out 
on their own. 

These special treatment 

types of plans are designed to 
introduce the first-time car 
buyer to the motor companies in 
hope that they will be 
satisfied and make future 
purchases from the same 

There is a light at the end 
of the credit tunnel (or should it 
be "jungle") for the college 
student; and if there is a new 
car in your near future maybe 
you should check out the credit. 


Alost to address 
NSU student body 

An hour-long address by President Robert Alost to 
tn £ student body on the state of the University, past 
an -d expected budget cuts, and the future of the 
lr istitution has been scheduled for Wednesday. 

The 7 p.m. talk by the President will be held in 
tn £ Fine Arts Auditorium of the A.A. Fredericks 

Alost is expected to speak of his attitudes and 
Policies toward a number of campus concerns, from 
^ormitory curfews to student aid in recruitment of 
^SU students. Students may very well get a glimpse 
°* the future Northwestern at the meeting. 
, All University students have been strongly urged 
b y the President to attend the meeting, which he says 
be very important. 

Lee reigns as Homecoming queen 


Monica Renea Lee, junior 
elementary education major 
from Ringgold, will reign over 
Northwestern's 102nd 
Homecoming celebration this 
week as the 1986 Homecoming 

Other members of the 
Homecoming Court are 
LaDonna Banks of Shreveport, 
Angela Lacour of Houston, 
Melody Smith of Leesville, 
Dionetta Jones of DeRidder, 
Patti Smiley of Pelham, 
Alabama, Marilyn Levo of 
Many , Julie Browder of 
Alexandria and Yvette Jordan 
of Florien. 


NOV. 4, 1986 

Advance registration for spring 
underway; schedules available 


Staff Writer 

Advance registration will 
begin Thursday, according to 
Dr. Ray Baumgardner, 
registrar. Class schedules are 
now available in the bookstore 
and undergraduate students are 
to report to their advisor on the 

Schedule Request Form with 
their advisor, the student will 
be instructed to proceed to a 
computer terminal location for 
enrollment. The schedule for 
enrollment is as follows: 

November 6-7, Biology and 
Microbiology; Language Arts; 

day/days schduled for their 
department to enroll. 

Those students who have 
not been assigned an advisor 
should contact Dr. Ed Graham, 
dean of instruction in Room 153 

After completing a Student 

Music and Theatre Arts; 

November 10-11, 
Agriculture and Animal Sci- 
ence; Art; Chemistry, Physics 
and Geology; Mathematics; 
Military Science. 

November 12, Art; Biology 
and Microbiology; Mathe- 

matics; Psychology. 

November 13-14, Business; 
History, Social Sciences and 
Social Work; Human Services. 

November 17-18, Ac- 
counting and Computer Inform- 
ation Systems; Education. 

November 19, Accounting 
and Computer Information 

November 20-21, Health, 
Physical Education and 
Recreation; Industrial Tech- 
nology; Nursing. 

November 24-25, Health, 
Physical Education and 
Recreation; Home Economics; 
Industrial Technology. 

Graduate students may 
report to the Graduate School 
in Room 109 of Roy Hall any 
day between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 

After completing enroll- 
ment classes will be reserved 
for the student unless the 
student will not be returning to 
school in the Spring. Those 
students who find out that they 
will not be returning in the 
Spring are obligated to contact 
the registrar prior to January 

Upon returning in January, 
those students who advance 
registered should pick up their 
Student Schedule Request Form 
at the registrar's table in the 
Student Union lobby on the day 
they are scheduled to pay fees 
to complete registration. 

Course on derivatives to be offered 


Staff Writer 

Where do we get words 
like hippopotamus, 
orthodontist and pedal? Easy. 
They come from that Latin and 
Greek languages, but for all of 
us the derivation isn't so easy. 

Beginning this Spring, 
Northwestern will offer a 
course in Latin and Greek 
derivatives, English 4850. The 
course will be offered to juniors 
and seniors, as well as to 
graduates, with a prerequisite 
of sophomore English. 

According to Dr. Joe 
DHlard, who will be the 
instructor for the course, this is 
not a class just for English 
majors. 'This is a course for 
everyone," he says. "Everyone 
will benefit from it. I have 
seen pre-med students get a lot 
out of it." 

Northwestern has never 
offered a course of this nature, 
DiHard said, which has left 
little opportunity for students 
to learn Latin or Greek. The 
course will involve both Latin 
and Greek elements and how 
they are used in our vocabulary. 
It will also take a look at some 
of the historical elements and 
the relationship in form of 
Latin, Greek and English. Dr. 
Dillard also noted that the 

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you can enter active duty soon 
after graduation— without waiting 
for the results of your State Boards. 
To qualify, you must have an 
overall *B* average. After commis- 
sioning, you'll attend a five-month 
internship at a major Air Force 
medical facility. It's an excellent 
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your country as an Air Force nurse 
officer. For more information, call 

course will include a little of 
the dramatic relationship 
between the languages. 

Dr. James Bartholomew, 
chairman of the Department of 
Language Arts, pointed out 
several purposes in designing 
such a course. "The first reason 
is that the English department 
is developing a writing degree 
for graduating English 

students," he said. "This means 
that it will be possible to 
obtain a master's degree by only 
taking writing courses and 
language backgrounds." 

The course will be an 
evening class offered for three 
hours credit on Monday from 6 
to 8:30 p.m. For more 
: information on the course, 
contact Dr. Dillard at 357-6473, 
Room 314K of Kyser Hall. 

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Dancing by Dawn 

Cane River Belle Dawn Turner of New York 
performs at halftime of the NSU-Southwest Texas 
State game on Saturday. Turner and the rest of the 
squad will perform at their final home game of the 
season this weekend against GSC-rival Nicholls State. 

ends run 


Asst. News Editor 

The Louisiana College 
Theatre Festival was held on 
Northwestern's campus at the 
end of October. A total of nine 
university productions were 
presented, including 
Northwestern's Voices. 

The Festival was judged by 
Charles Champlin, arts editor 
of the Los Angeles Times, Jeff 
Koep, associate professor and 
chairman of communication arts 
at Indiana University, and 
Jerry Crawford, professor of 
theatre arts and the Barrick 
Distinguished Scholar at the 
University of Nevada at Las 

"When I judge the plays, I 
look at the intention of the 
work," said Champlin. "I try 
to see how tough it was to do 
and how well they did it." 

"I am interested in all the 
plays, they are all so 
different," he continued. "I 
wish everybody could see all of 
them, it would broaden them as 
actors and technicians." 

Audiences for each of the 
plays averaged about 350 
according to Michael Atkins, 
technical director and assistant 
professor of theatre arts at 
Northwestern and director of 
the Festival. 

"We have had good 
comments from the judges and 
the visiting schools," he said. 
"They are astounded over the 
fact that the project came off so 
well at Northwestern, with just 
one theatre faculty member." 

If you just ask for a light, 
you never know what you'll get. 


Ask for Bud Light. 

Everything else 
is just a light. 

NOV. 4, 1986 

Psi Chi 

Graduate students within 
the masters program of 
psychology have recently 
presented papers at area 
conventions. These include the 
Louisiana School Psychological 
Association which was held 
October 1-3 in Bossier City. 

Cindy Nardini and 
William Perdue presented at 
this convention, as did Dr. Gail 
Cheramie, assistant professor 
pf psychology and advisor of 
Psi Chi. 

Gordon Cruickshank, 
Robert Davis, Rosa Ramirez, 
Belinda Walker and Marilyn 
Sazdoff presented papers at 
the Louisiana Psychological 
Association cenvention on 
October 15-17 in Alexandria. 
The National Association of 
Social Sciences has elected 
Cortland French to present at 
its annual convention in San 
i Antonio. 


Dr. Grady Harper, art 
professor and acclaimed 
watercolorist from North- 
western, won second place in 
the fine arts division at the 
50th International Rice Fest- 
ival and Fine Arts Show which 
was held this week in Crowley. 

Harper was awarded 
second place for his watercolor 
painting Floral Composition. 
The art professor is currently 
preparing to exhibit his 
watercolor paintings November 
15 at Fort Polk Arts and Crafts 
show and November 22 at the 
DeRidder Arts and Crafts 


The University's Small 
Business Development Center 
and the Leesville-Vernon 

Parish Chamber of Commerce 
are co-sponsoring an 
"Occupational Safety and 
Health for Your Business" 
seminar this Thursday, Nov. 6, 
at the NSU-Fort Polk campus. 

The seminar will be 
conducted from 1-3:30 p.m. in 
the NSU-Fort Polk Education 
Center room 124. Registration 
will begin at 12:30, and the fee 
is $15. Fees may be mailed to 
the Smali Business 

Development Center on campus 
or may be paid at the door. 

Conducting the seminar 
will be Dr. William H. Dennis, 
professor of industrial 
technology. He has gained 
expertise in the occupational 
safety and health fields 
through business experiences 
and teaching industrial 
technology at five universities. 

Kappa Sigma 

Kappa Sigma fraternity 
elected officers for 1987 on 
Sunday. Elected were Steve 
Horton, president; Greg Jolley, 
vice-president; Mike Kay, 
ritualist; Thomas Hardee, 
treasurer; and Ray Gill, 

Circle K 

Circle K is having a social 
this Thursday instead of its 
regular meeting. For more 
information ask a member or 
call 352-2961. 

The membership charter 
will soon be sent to nationals, so 
if you want to join or haven't 
paid your dues, find out about 


The International Students 
Association is active again 
after being inactive for more 


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Large assortment of dried fruits, no-sugar 
colas, herbal teas, diet aids, message mugs, 
and simmering potpourri. 


Chances are, getting a good 
job is something that is on your 
mind frequently these days. It 
is on our mind. too. That's one 
of the reasons your Louisiana 
Investor-Owned Electric Com- 
panies are working hard to get 
our economy going. And there 
are two ways to do that. Either 
by helping the businesses and 
industries we already have in 
our state and encouraging 
them to stay, or by attracting 
expanding business and indus- 
try from other states. Your 
Louisiana Investor-Owned Elec- 
tric Companies are doing both. 

Our experienced teams of indus- 
trial specialists are continually 
discussing expansion with exist- 
ing in-state industries and also 
with out-of-state firms. What 
we're offering them are tailor- 
made packages that include 
attractive tax moratoriums 
and incentives, job training pro- 
grams for high technology and 
other industries and a way of 
life that is attractive to both 
workers and management. 

In short, we're doing our 
best to make sure that when 
you're looking for a good open- 
ing, there'll be one. 

than three years. There have 
been three organizational 
meetings where officers were 
elected and teams were 
organized for intramurals. 

The officers that were 
elected are Hanna El-Jor, 
president, Jose Perez-Montalvo, 
vice president, Valerie Boivin, 
secretary, and Hassan Syed, 

Meetings are held on every 
other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in 
222 Student Union. 

Naming Contest 

The SAB is now sponsoring 
a Student Union Naming 
Contest in which everyone is 
invited to participate. 

You may pick up your 
guideline form(s) in the SAB 
office, 214 Student Union. 

The Board would like to 
thank everyone for their help 
and suggestions. The SAB is 
working for the students of 
NSU, and feels that this 
contest can be a great success if 
everyone works together. 


Football winners 

Winners for week two of 
the Demon Booster Club's 
football fundraiser contest were 
led by Don Tobin, who won 

Other winners are John 
Bernard and Betty Moore 
($67.50), Don Poindexter and 
Mark Orze ($45.00), and 
Wayne Norsworthy, John 
Ebarb, Ray McCormick, Jim 
Williams, Janis Davis, and 
Wanda Broadwater ($7.00). 

Low scores were Steve 
Alford ($60.00), Kevin 
Cheatwood and Aubrey Gates 

Greg Burke, director of the 
Demon Booster Club, adds that 
a few of the fundraising cards 
are still available in the 
Athletic Field House. 


Nurse researchers from 20 
states have been selected to 
present recent study findings at 
the sixth annual research 
conference which is being co- 
sponsored Dec. 4-5 by the NSU 
Nursing Education Center and 
the Southern Council on 
Collegiate Education for 

The two-day conference at 
the Regency Hotel in 
Shreveport is being directed by 
Dr. Patricia Moxley, chairman 
of the Center's graduate studies 

This year's research 
conference will feature 66 
presentations on topics as 
diverse as computerized 
international research 
databases, type A behavior 
and diabetic control, substance 
abuse, and Board of Nursing 
decisions, and relationships 
between humor and health 


Senior veterinary 
technology major Robin Younger 
of Edinboro, PA, was the high- 
point performance individual 
champion of the judging 
competition at last weekend's 
U.S. Arabian National 
Championships in Louisville, 

In winning the individual 
title, Younger helped 

Northwestern's horse judging 
team place in the top 10 at the 
national competition. NSU 
was the only Louisiana 
university competing against 23 
other college and university 
judging teams from across the 

Joining You nger as members 
of the NSU team were Heather 
Smith of Houston; Carol 
Philips of Merryville; Casey 
Patterson of South Lyon, MI; 
and Jennie Diller of Austin, TX. 

After participating in the 
U.S. Arabian National 

intercollegiate horse judging 
competition, NSU's team 
members visited the famous 
Claiborne Farms in Lexington. 
Claiborne is one of the top 
thoroughbred racing facilities 
in the nation and had an 
opportunity to see such great 
racehorses as Secretariat, 
Spectacular Bid, and 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

Kappa Alpha Psi's annual 
homecoming reunion will be 
held this weekend in 
conjunction with the 
University's 102nd 
Homecoming, according to 
Reginald Horton, Mr. NSU. 

The Holiday Inn will be 
the site of the fraternity's 


The Campus Women's 
Organization has elected 
officers for the upcoming year. 

They are Anita Pierce and 
Melanie Younger, co-chairman; 
Julia Hildebrand, vice- 
chairman; Shirley Smiley, 
treasurerl and DeAnn 
McCorkle, secretary and 
coordinator of special events. 


Camille Hawthorne, 
assistant to the director of 
student life, has been elected 
secretary-treasurer of the 
Louisiana Association of 
College and University Student 
Personnel Administrators. 

Hawthorne, who has been 
a member of LACUSPA since 
1976, was elected to the 
position at the association's 
annual meeting at Northeast 
Louisiana University in 
Monroe. She has been on the 
NSU staff since 1979. 

Art show 

The Department of Art is 
presenting works by noted 
sculptor Bruce Wayne Allen 
through November 14 in the 
Hanchey Gallery of the A.A. 
Fredericks Center. 

Allen, whose works are 
said to "represent a poetic 
speculation on the geologic 
deposits of the present from the 
imagined vantage point of the 
distant future," attended an 
informal opening of the 
exhibit, which is open to the 
public without admission 

For further information on 
the one-man show of large 
sculptures, contact the 
Department of Art at 357-4544. 


AT&T Information Systems 
has donated equipment for the 
development of a new computer- 
aided drafting and design 
laboratory which will be used 
by the Department of 
Industrial Technology. 

Donated to NSU were two 
complete Sperry Univac-Auto- 
Troll information systems, 
including computers, work 

Wise Demon 

Maj. Gen. Erbon Wise of Sulphur was honored by 
Northwestern last week for "contributions to the 
University, state, and nation." President Bobby Alost 
presented Wise, a Northwestern graduate, the 
prestigious Nth Degree. 

Publisher of several newspapers, Wise is a former 
Louisiana Adjutant General, and also served as 
director of the Selective Service system. After 30 
years, Wise still serves on the NSU Foundation's 

stations, and software. The 
delivery was donated by SAIA 
Motor Freight Line. 

"Computer-aided drafting 
is a relatively new technology 
with numerous potential 
applications, including 
mechanical drafting, 
architectural design, mapping, 
product design and many 
others," Shaw said. 

He added, "Compared 
with the traditional method, 
using a drafting board, 
measuring scales, compasses 
and pencils, the CAD 
represents a faster, better way 
to produce accurate, high 
quality plans and drawings. 
The clarity and accuracy of a 
CAD-generated drawing is far 
superior to that of a manually- 
produced drawing." 

Math contest 

Three honor students in 
mathematics have been 
selected to represent the 
University's math department 
in the 47th annual William 
Lowell Putnam Mathematical 

James Trammel, Michael 
Stroud, and Leigh Ann Myers 
were selected by Northwestern 
for the competition, which is 
administered by the 
Mathematical Association of 

Wilson Dedication 

The formal dedication 
ceremonies of the Recreation 
Complex in honor of former 
assistant dean of students 
Robert W. Wilson will be held 
this Friday at 11 a.m. at the 
Complex. Wilson was a 
Northwestern employee for 
many years, and was one of the 

main people responsible for 
construction of both the Student 
Union and the Recreation 

Journalism majors 

Northwestern Journalism 
majors are invited to the Major 
Event, an informal reception to 
be held next Tuesday, Nov. 11. * : 
between 6 and 8 p.m. at the 
home of Tom Whitehead. 

The Major Event is 
sponsored by the Advanced 
Public Relations Seminar class. 
"The purpose is to get a feeling 
of departmental identity 
among the students," 
Whitehead said. "And also to 
let the students and faculty get 
to know each other, in a 
relaxing and comfortable 


Basketball cheerleader 
tryouts will be held Nov. 10 at 
1:30 p.m. in 320 Student Union. 
There will be five females 
chosen. Applications should b@~ 
filed by Friday, Nov. 7 at 3 
p.m. For more information 
contact Dan Seynour at the 
Center for Career Planning and 
Placement or call 357-5621 . 



Investing In Your Energy Future 


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And they're both repre- 
sented by the insignia you wear 
as a member of the Army Nurse 
Corps. The caduceus on the left 
means you're part ofa health care 
system in which educational and 
career advancement are the rule, 
not the exception. The gold bar 
on the right means you command respect as an Army officer 
earning a BSN, write: Army Nurse Opportunities, P.O. Box 
Clifton, NJ 07015. Or call toll free 1-800- USA-ARMY. 

If you're 


Schedule of visits: 

10:45 -Southwood HS 
7:00 -Jesuit HS(N.O.) 

10:00 -Parkview HS(B.R.) 
10:30- Belle Chasse HS 
7:00 -Holy Cross HS(N.O.) 


12:45 - Cabrini HS (N.O.) 


6:30 - H.L. Bourgeois HS (Gray) 

7:30 -John Ehret HS(N.O.) 
12:15- Fisher HS (Lafitte) 
6:30 -Mercy Acad. (N.O.) 
8:00 - De La Salle HS (N.O.) 


9:30 -S. Lafourche HS (Galliano) 
7:00 - Vandebilt Catholic HS, 
E.D. White HS (Houma) 


9:00 - Terrebonne HS (Houma) 
7:00 - S. Terrebonne HS (Bourg) 
7:00 - Pope John Paul II HS (Slidell) 

8:30 -Seton Acad. (N.O.) 



NOV. 4, 1986 


Of Most and SGA 

Students on many occasions do not feel like 
they are truly a part of the University's 
decision-making process. In the past, at NSU, 
perhaps this has been true. 

But along with the new NSU comes a new 
attitude regarding students and their role at 

President Robert Alost will take an hour out of 
his busy schedule on Wednesday night to meet 
with the students, whom he calls the University's 
greates asset. Although not much is known about 
what the president intends to say, it is certain that 
he will mention key areas of concern such as 
student recruitment and retention, campus life and 
of course academics. 

Don't listen to rumors. ..hear from the 
proverbial horse's mouth when Alost addresses us. 

We have a president who wants to work not 
only for the students but with the students. He is 
going out of his way... so should we. 

After all, it is our University, isn't it? 

It is been said that Current Sauce and SGA 
don't particularly care for each other. As a vehicle 
of student expression, the Sauce will continue to 
commend and criticize various policies or groups 
as the staff sees fit. 

However, on page 5 of this week's paper you'll 
find the SGA minutes. No editorial remarks are 
included. ..just what really goes on at SGA 

Take a minute to read them, and you decide. 
Does SGA represent you or is the Current Sauce on 
a witch hunt? 

And when you decide, how about letting us 

NSU needs your help 

Dear Editor 

(and readers of Current Sauce) 

Northwestem's recruiting 
fleet hit the road on the 
eleventh of September and has 
logged thousands of miles on 
this institution's behalf. All 
but one of the parishes north of 
Lafayette as well as a few 
parishes to its west have seen 
the purple pride. 

In an attempt to visit every 
high school in the state the 
Office of Admissions and 
Recruiting has tried to tell and 
show why NSU is the right 
choice for graduating high 
school students. A manu- 
facturer will show his products 
in order to promote his abilities 
and pursuade his audience. 
With this same reasoning, 
Admissions and Recruiting 
ifivites all of you to join us as we 
travel through your home 

parish. You are the goods and 
reasons for this University. 

Our trips are usually 
planned weeks in advance, but 
you can join us at a moment's 
notice. All you need to do is 
come by our office in Roy Hall to 
let us know when and where 
you can help. We have 
included a schedule of visits (on 
page 3) for the next two weeks. 

There are unlimited ways 
anyone can help us. We are in 
Roy Hall 103 and are open from 
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekdays. 
We can often be found there on 
weekends, too! 

Let us know if you are 
excited about Northwestern. 
Remember, a stronger 
Northwestern is increasing the 
value of its diplomas, no matter 
how old the document is. 

Shawn Wyble 
Admissions and Recruiting 

J ... J 


"//'.s how to get out of 

the parking lot after the game. 

Rocky brings the crowds in 

Dammit, Janet, I love you... 

There's a light, over at the 
Frankens tein place. . . 

I'm just 


Strange way to begin, but 
anyone who knows anything 
about The Rocky Horror Picture 
Show should understand. And 
it seems many of you do. 

Involvement is something 
that's been preached all over 
this campus for God-only- 
knows how many years. The 
SGA, the SAB, Blue Key, 
fraternities and sororities.. .all 
groups have seemed to have 
the same problem. Lack of 

True, the SAB spends hours 
planning for events to attract 
students and relieve boredom. 
They hear nothing but 
complaint after complaint that 
"there's nothing to do." I'm 
sure it gets a little (strike that, 
a lot) frustrating. 

Nonetheless, their work is 
often in vain, because of the 
apathy of the student body, or 
the lack of advertisement, and 
especially the lack of 

Well, KNWD, along with 
the SAB, have discovered the 
secret. And none too late. 

Instead of the same old 

stand-bys, Halloween night in 
the Student Union ballroom 
was full of ghosts and goblins 
which some of us had never 
seen. Students who have never 
come to an SAB event, or heard 
of the SAB for that matter. 
Why? The Rocky Horror 
Picture Show. 

The movie is bizarre and 
often displays poor taste, all 
tongue in cheek of course. It 
provides spots for the audience 
to yell at the screen, throw 

things and dance. In other 
words, a perfect forum to act 
crazy and wild, with no one 
really getting upset (except the 
Union janitors who have to 
clean up the mess). 

And everyone had a great 

What, pray tell, was the 
attraction? Good planning and 
a novel idea: get as many 
different people involved in 
the production as possible. 

That's exactly how 
KNWD pulled it off. 

In July station manager 
Lynn Estes decided to begin a 
Halloween tradition with 
Rocky Horror. So he set out, 
with the help of the SAB, to 
rent the movie for Halloween. 

A skit, which had been 
written especially for a 
Northwestern showing of the 
movie five years ago, was 
presented with the actors all 
being Northwestern students. 

But here's the hitch...none 
of the ten students involved 
had anything in common. So 
the people who were attracted 
to the ballroom that night 
made up a mixture of students, 
not just an isolated group. By 
having different students with 
different interests, involve- 
ments and friends present the 
show, more students felt that 
they would enjoy it. 

And they did. 

A problem for a long time 
at Northwestern has been that 
we have often catered to one 
group of students. That's 
nobody's fault.. .that just 
happens. But with a little 
thought and effort, we can 
alleviate that problem. 

Even with sweet 

Craig Scott is a senior 
journalism major from 
Natchitoches who has finally 
recovered from Halloween. 

Stomps misunderstood, part of black Greek heritage 

Dear Editor 

This is in response to the 
letter written on "stomps" 
printed in the October 14 issue 
of the Current Sauce. 

| There is no doubt that the 
person who submitted the 
a&ove mentioned letter is not 
affiliated with any greek 
organization, because if she 
were greek or had any 

their history and traditions. 
The "stomps," which were so 
negatively referred to in the 
earlier paper, are an imporant 
part of these traditions. There 
may be some times when these 
shows become less than 
congenial but no more so than 
some of the parties and other 
events sponsored by other 

We would be more than 

Keep up good work 

Dear Editor 

E . Thank you for writing your 
editorial last week. In my two 
years at NSU there have been 
rriany times when I have not 
agreed with or even been 
angered by comments in the 
Current Sauce. However, as a 
mature college student, I 
recognize everyone's right to 
hte/her opinion. I do like it 
when someone will stand up 
and say what they feel. 

I am a former Louisiana 
Tech University student, and 
maintain strong ties with 
friends in Ruston, several of 
them on SGA. To say the least, 

they were not very impressed 
with NSU at the State Fair 
brunch. In fact, because of 
Northwestem's leaders, to 
Tech people the brunch was the 
most entertaining thing the 
entire State Fair weekend. 

I appeal to the 
Northwestern SGA to act their 
age, not look at black and 
white so much, and get to work 
on real change. I don't think 
they have time or money to be 
fooling with a Tech-NSU 
brunch in Shreveport when so 
many things need work in their 
own back yard, right here in 



knowledge of the black greek 
system, she would understand 
the plight of our black letter 
organizations. This person 
expressed her concern for our 
black fraternities because they 
don't have houses on greek hill 
as memorials for all to see. 

It will probably be 
difficult for her, as well as 
others, to understand the fact 
that those "monuments" call for 
finances which a majority of 
our black greeks don't possess. 
Our organizations, which are 
relatively small when 
compared to their white 
counterparts, hope to be 
represented on Greek Hill 

The black fraternities on 
our campus are both community 
minded and charitable. They 
are neither idle nor ignorant, 
and they pride themselves on 
pleased to see a black greek 
organization on Greek Hill, but 
at the present time, we have 
our shrines. These rooms are our 
memorials, and they are 
something we can leave behind 
for our children to admire and 

Please don't criticize 
something you don't 
understand. We respect our 
past and th e people who have 

given us hope for the future. 
Many distinguished blacks 
have worn greek letters. A few 
of these are as follows: Rev. 
Jesse Jackson (Omega Psi Phi), 
Thomas Bradley (Kappa 
Alpha Psi), Leotyne Price 
(Delta Sigma Theta), Debbie 
Allen (Zeta Phi Beta), Coretta 
Scott King (Alpha Kappa 
Alpha), and George 
Washington Carver (Phi Beta 


Maybe Dr. Martin Luther 
King (Alpha Phi Alpha) 
wouldn't be as shocked by the 
behavior of our fraternities as 
you believe, because he also 
wore the letters of a black 
Greek organization. 

Michael Mason 

Pan-Hellenic Council 

Don't be so critical 

Dear Editor 

The Student Government is 
represented by a delegating 
force of students that are 
elected by the student body of 
Northwestern. The board has 
elections each year, campus- 
wide where students of their 
own free will are able to run 
and are not selected unless 
appointed to a special 
committee by the president. 

It's funny. I'm a student 
living off campus this semester 
who is really inactive with a 
lot of things and I knew about 
the elections. In fact, I W as 
impressed by the fact that I 

saw flyers on people's cars to go 
out and vote. I don't 
know.. .maybe I'm wrong, but I 
was impressed. Anyway, 
people generally find out what 
they want to find out if they're 
interested enough. 

I also feel that a lot of 
these students are apathetic 
about the SGA simply because 
the person who is over it is not 
devoting enough special 
treatment to them. If that's 
the case, then get up and do 
something about it. I'm sure the 
president would be willing to 
listen to your views on certain 






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NOV. 4, 1986 


Test of character 

Demons have something to prove to Sam 


Sports Editor 

Suddenly, instead of a 
push toward the playoffs, the 
Demon football season has 
turned into a test of character. 

Last Saturday's 
embarassing 29-6 homefield 
loss to Southwest Texas State 
took Northwestern out of the 
Division 1-AA playoff picture. 
On the heels of that 
performance, the Demons face 
one of their toughest tests of 
the year here Saturday when 
Nicholls State visits Turpin 

The Colonels are ranked 

10th nationally with an 8-1 
record. Nicholls suffered its 
first loss last weekend, falling 
41-38 to Sam Houston State. 

Demon coach Sam 
Goodwin, disappointed in his 
team's emotionless effort last 
week, knows Saturday is a 
pivotal game for both teams. 
The Demons are now 4-3-1 with 
road games at Boise State and 
Stephen F. Austin remaining on 
the schedule after this week's 
Homecoming game. 

"We've probably blown 
any shot we had at the 
playoffs," Goodwin admitted. 
"We have to try to regroup and 
get ready for Nicholls. We 
have three tough games left. 


We'll see what kind 
character we've got." 

Goodwin is counting on his 
19 seniors, who will make their 
final homefield appearances 
Saturday night, to provide 
strong leadership. 

The senior class is 
comprised of Cal Banks, Brett 
Blaisdell, Armour Bryant, Leon 
Carr, David Colson, Mike 
Crow, Rob Fabrizio, J.T. 
Fenceroy, Ron Haggerty, James 
Hall, Martin Harrell, Gerard 
Henry, Anthony Jackson, 
DeShon Jenkins, Andy Modica, 
Russ Robinson, Orlando Thrash, 
Odessa Turner and Patrick 

Kickoff is 7 p.m. Saturday. 



Benefit contest set Thursday 


Sports Editor 

Skin a 'Cat 

Odessa Turner moves in on Southwest Texas 
placement holder David Haas as the Bobcats attempt a 
two-point conversion following a second-quarter 
touchdown. The pass failed, but SWT won, 29-6. 


There's still time to be part 
of a special lineup for 
Thursday's benefit basketball 
game against the Lady Demons 
at Prather Coliseum. 

The Lady Demons will 
play continuously for three 
hours Thursday, starting at 6 
p.m., to raise money for cancer- 
stricken teammate Yvette 
West. Their opponents will be 
teams of students and NSU 
boosters who will pledge $15 to 
helping offset West's medical 

West, the tallest recruit 
ever signed by the Lady 
Demons, underwent sudden 
surgery in late August to remove 
a malignant tumor on the liver. 
She's undergoing chemo- 
therapy treatments and 
commutes between a Houston 
hospital and her home near 

West and her family are 
planning to attend Thursday's 
game. The soft-spoken Lady 
Demon recruit hopes to enroll 
here for classes in the spring 
semester and doctors' reports 
are encouraging. 

The team hopes to raise 
over $2,000 for West. A benefit 

event in Bastrop raised that 
amount, said assistant coach 
James Smith. 

Among the early recruits to 
take the floor against the Lady 
Demons are Natchitoches 
Mayor Joe Sampite, the Demon 
men's basketball coaching 
staff, Alexandria Daily Town 
Talk sportswriters Libby Cole 
and Don Worthington and NSU 
computer center employee 
Donny Harrison. 

Making the longest 
commute to play in the game 
will be Bob Strunak, a native of 
Cleveland who is visiting 
Natchitoches this weekend. 

Thornton, Manning lead 'N' Club inductees 


Sports Writer 

Former Pittsburgh Steeler 
running back Sidney Thornton 
-.and tennis All- America Gregg 
''Manning headline a collection 
mi six Northwestern athletic 
^greats who will be inducted 
•i&ito the Graduate "N" Club of 
^parne on Saturday as part of 
: Homecoming activities. 

Joining Thornton and 
; Manning in the 1986 induction 

class are three-sport stars John 
Elkins and Jerry Fowler along 
with basketball standout Larry 
Skinner and tennis great Jack 

Ceremonies are set for 2 
p.m. Saturday in the NSU 
Fieldhouse. 1 

Thornton, a veteran of 
seven professional seasons, 
played on two Super Bowl 
championship teams with the 
Steelers after rewriting the 
Demon football record book in 
the mid-1970s. He was named 
team Most Valuable Player as 

a junior and senior and won first- 
team All-Louisiana honors for 
four straight seasons. 

Thornton was an 
independent All-America pick 
and earned an invitation to 
play in the Blue-Gray All-Star 
Game after his senior year at 
NSU. He won the game's MVP 
award in 1976. 

Manning posted a 30-6 
singles mark, won a conference 
singles title and reached the 
quarterfinals of the NAJA 
tournament to win All- America 
acclaim as a freshman. He 

continued his outstanding play 
while building a noteworthy 
academic record which 
included his selection as "Mr. 
NSU" in 1978. 

Elkins won a total of nine 
letters in three spots from 1936- 
38. As a basketball guard under 
Coach Lee Prather, he helped 
the Demons to a three-year 
record of 47-12 and won All- 
South International Athletic 
Association honors as a senior. 
He was a two-way starter as an 
end on Coach Harry Turpin's 
football teams and threw the 

javelin as a trackman. Elkins 
also was a student council 

Fowler, who is the state 
Commissioner of Elections, 
played football under Coach 
Jack Clayton and won all- 
conference honors as a guard in 
the late 1950s and early 1960s. 
He was drafted by the 
Oakland Raiders and played 
with the Houston Oilers before 
returning to NSU as an 
assistant coach for two years. 

Skinner, a three-year 
starter during his Demon 

basketball career, twice won 
all-conference honors and 
helped NSU post a 79-32 mark. 
In 1960, state sportswriters 
voted him one of Louisiana's 
top five college athletes. 

Fisher is considered the 
first great tennis player for the 
Demons. He won Louisiana 
singles and doubles titles in 
1940 and later served as a 
volunteer coach in 1957-58. 
Fisher owns a sporting goods 
store in Natchitoches and has 
been an active NSU supporter 
since graduating. 

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SGA MINUTES October 20. 1 986 

The Student Government 
Association was called to order by 
Tommy Moore at 6:34 p.m. The pledge 
was led by Ruth Eitel and the prayer 
was led by Carla Proctor. Eighteen 
senators were present. Those members 
absent were Michelle Beasley, Elaine 
Burleigh, Jackie Strickland and Richy 
Trum. Tommy Moore introduced Jodi 
Werfal, president of the SAB. She 
explained the constitutional changes 
that SAB is proposing: the addition of 
the Special Events Committee to 
handle the activities involved with 
State Fair and Homecoming and the 
removal of SGA representatives, as 
voting members, from the board. 
Discussion followed. Mia Manuel 
moved to approved the minutes from 
October 13, 1986. Donald Hall 
seconded. Motion passed. 

Jerome Cox (commissioner of 
elections) requested that all members 
not participating in the SGA football 
game sign up to work the polls. He also 
requested that poll commissioners be 

Tommy Moore (vice president) 
explained the new sign-in system for 
office hours. There will be a list of 

hours should be productive. He 
requested that all members consider the 
possibility of reinvesting the Trust Fund 

Johnny Cox (president) requested 
that SGA week not be brought up. 

Carl Manuel (student ser aces 
chairman) announced that SGA week 
was very successful because many goals 
were achieved. He requested that 
members smile when SGA is brought up 
in a conversation. 

Charlotte Rush (public relations) 
announced that flyers would go out on 
Monday and turned in her resignation. 

Dave DeCuir (state fair 
chairman) reminded everyone of the 
events scheduled for the week. He 
requested that members dress very 
nicely for brunch. Escorts should pick up 
tuxedos on Thursday. Please make 
every effort to attend all SGA and SAB 

Carla Proctor (internal affairs 
chairman) requested that senators 
volunteer and recommend students to 
serve on the committee. 

Missy Harper moved to approve 
Kelley Robertson as public relations 
chairman. Reginald Horton seconded. 
Discussion followed. Dave DeCuir 
moved to extend discussion. Missy 
_Harper seconded. Motion passed and 

discussion continued. Charlotte Rush 
rescinded her resignation. Missy 
Harper rescinded her motion and 
Reginald Horton rescinded his second. 

Martin Maley moved to approve 
Kelley Robertson as chairman of the 
public relations committee along with 
Charlotte Rush. Carla Proctor 
seconded. Discussion followed. Motion 

Donald Davis announced that the 
Book Exchange committee met and a 
new bill will be presented next week. 

Dave DeCuir moved to approve 
Sheldon Brooks, Mary 

Cunningham, Troy Guillory, James 
Frazier, Sue Lee and Hanna El Jor as 
poll commissioners. Brian White 
seconded. Discussion followed. Missy 
Harper moved to extend discussion. 
Brian White seconded. Motion passed 
and discussion continued. Motion 

Donald Hall moved to adjourn. 
Charlotte Zumwalt seconded. Motion 

Respectfully submitted, 
Caprice Brown, secretary 

NOV. 4, 1986 

Alpha Phi Alpha, 
Steelers to battle 
for l-M football title 


Assistant News Editor 

Alpha Phi Alpha and the 
Steelers came out victors in 
their divisions to claim the 
Intramural flag football 
division championship titles 
last week. 

Alpha Phi Alpha beat Tau 
Kappa Epsilon 33-20 to claim 
the Greek division 

championship. The Steelers 
defeated Slaughterhouse Gang 
27-20 to capture the 
independent division cham- 

Other games in the Greek 
division playoffs included 
fourth-ranked Theta Chi 
falling to first place Tau 
Kappa Epsilon 19-12 and third- 
ranked Kappa Sigma falling to 
second place Alpha Phi Alpha 

In the independent 
division, the top-ranked 
Steelers defeated fourth place 
Supreme Team 36-6 to advance 
to the finals. Second place 
Slaughterhouse Gang defeated 
Corruption 40-28 to advance to 
the finals, where they were 
defeated by the Steelers. 

Alpha Phi Alpha and the 
Steelers will meet Nov. 13 to 
battle it out for the overall 
championship title. Scheduled 
to meet on the turf of Turpin 
Stadium, they along with the 
top two women's teams will 
play for the overall flag 
football championship titles. 

Sigma Kappa will face 
Phi Mu at 6 p.m. with the 
Alpha Phi Alpha and Steelers 
game slated for 7:30 p.m. These 
games will complete the 1986 
Intramural flag football season. 

In addition to flag football 
playoffs, Intramural events 
last week included the finals of 
the tennis singles and doubles 
matches. Todd Keenan, Kappa 
Sigma, captured first place in 
the men's tennis singles with 
Leslie Boagni, Sigma Kappa, 
capturing the women's title. 

Greg Burkhead, Sigma Tau 


Gamma, placed second in men's 
singles with Rick Fenoli, Theta 
Chi, and Todd Hebert, 
Slaughterhouse Gang, tying for 
third place. 

In the doubles matches, the 
Kappa Sigma team of Keenan 
and Coy Gammage took top 
honors. Troy Guillory and Todd 
Herbet, Slaughterhouse Gang, 
took second place honors with 
the third place honors also 
going to the Slaughterhouse 
Gang team of Joey Gauthier and 
Trevor Lacombe. No women 
competed in the doubles 

Volleyball season began 
Monday with the jamboree 
being held in the P.E. Majors' 
Gym. Regular season volleyball 
play began Tuesday with 
matches scheduled for 7 to 9 
p.m. Monday through Thursday 
in the P.E. Majors' Gym. More 
than 25 teams registered for the 
Intramural volleyball season 
which will last throughout the 
month of November. 

In addition to holding 
regularly scheduled events, the 
Intramural Department is 
planning a Fall Fest for the 
Nov. 14-16 weekend. Events 
scheduled for the Fall Fest 
include a 3-on-3 tournament, 
dance, pie eating contest, air 
band contest and a dominoes 

Res pect! 

Beasley's Demons get attention 
from coaches, preseason polls 



Sports Editor 

Down for the count 

Freddie Wallace (57) makes sure Southwest Texas 
quarterback Rene Maldanado (7) goes no further in 
NSU's 29-6 loss to the Bobcats in Turpin Stadium. 

Helping on the play are John Kulakowski (45) and 
Milton Constansitch (47). 


Harriers falter badly at GSC meet 


Sports Writer 

It was not a happy ending 
Monday for the NSU cross 
country teams at the Gulf Star 
Conference championships in 

The Demon men were 
fourth and the women were 
fifth in the six-team races. 

Individual leaders for 
NSU's men included Buzzy 
Crenshaw, whose 26:26 time 
over the 8,000 meter course at 
Oak Knoll Country Club was 

good enough for eighth place; 
Ronald Wilkins, who was 
ninth at 26:40; and Joe English, 
16th at 27:24. 

For the Lady Demons, 
Missy Landreneau was the top 
finisher at 21st with a 22:25 
time over the 5,000 meter 
course. Suzanne Person was 23rd 
at 22:55. 

In the men's race, Stephen 
F. Austin's Mike Braley won 
with a 25:13 time and led his 
team to the championship by, 
40 points. Sharonda Pettiett of 
Southwest Texas had an 18:07 


situations. Think about it, 
folks. Maybe the shoe is on the 
other foot now and maybe you 
need to show enthusiasm as 
some of the other students did 
to get where they are today. 

It seems as though several 
or as someone put it a select 
group of people seem to be 
unhappy with the SGA. I 
agree that if someone feels that 
some changes are needed or 
maybe that something is wrong 
then he or she should speak up. 
But at the same time I also 
know from experience (since I 
was president of the Student 
Activities Board last year) 
that you cannot satisfy 
everyone's happiness, but you 
must try to reach a majority. I 
also know that if everyone 
would be happy (or should I 
say satisfied) with everything 
on this campus, then what in 
the world would John Ramsey 
have to ramble on about in the 
campus paper? 

I think that SGA, just as 
everything else on this campus 
does have its faults, but at the 
same time should not be put 
down as one of the bigger jokes 
on NSU's campus. 

As for the brunch I, like 
John Ramsey, did not show up 
for the brunch on Saturday, so I 
feel that I cannot speculate or 




You are right, too. If they 
don't get to work, then it is our 
duty as NSU students to do 
something about it. 

David Peek 
Fort Polk 

judge just exactly what did or 
did not happen at the brunch. I 
only hope that if what was 
said in the paper did happen, 
that our president realizes his 
mistake in the midst of it never 
happening again. 

I only hope that the 
students of Northwestern can 
somehow rectify the problems 
at hand and stop being so 
apathetic, because of 

something not being the way 
you think it should be, but 
maybe get up and somehow care 
enough about your SGA to 
maybe help them out to 
brighten the school's image as 
a majority and not a minority. 

Rita Ravare 

Graduating senior 

first-place time to lead her 
team to the women's title by 30 

NSU volleyball team 
hosts NLU Wednesday 

The Lady Demon 
volleyball team tries to halt a 
late-season skid with a pair of 
home matches this week 
against tough competition. 

The NSU spikers, 7-10 
after a 1-3 outing at the USL 
tournament last weekend, will 
play host to Northeast at 7 
p.m. Wednesday and Stephen 
F. Austin at the same time 
Friday in Prather Coliseum. 

The Lady Demons defeated 
Louisiana Tech in three 
straight games but lost 3-2 to 
SFA, 3-1 to Nicholls State and 
3-0 to USL last weekend. 

Don Beasley wanted 
respect for the men's basketball 
program when he signed on as 
head coach last year. He never 
expected to earn it this soon, 

Beasley's Demons have 
been tabbed as preseason 
favorites to win the Gulf Star 
Conference title in a poll of 
media and coaches around the 

The Lady Demons, who 
have won the GSC women's 
hoop crown for the past two 
years, were picked to finish 
second behind up-and-coming 
Stephen F. Austin in the 
league's preseason poll. 

The Demon men were 3-25 
when Beasley arrived on 
campus last spring. The 
combination of hard work and 
some talented newcomers 
reaped great benefits last 
season , as the Demons posted 
wins in eight of their final 11 
games, recorded a 7-3 league 
record good for second place, 
and finished with an overall 11- 
16 mark. 

That attention-grabbing 
improvement, along with the 
presence of transfers Johnny 
Smith and Terrence Ray ford 
and a recruiting haul headed 
by juco stars DeWayne Watkins 
and Jimmy McCrimon, earned 
the respect of voters in the 
preseason poll. 

"They could have won the 
league last year if their 
transfers would have been able 
to play," said one coach. 

The Demons garnered 19 of 
the 30 possible votes for first 
place in the conference race, 
totalling 161 points in the 
balloting. Stephen F. Austin 
was second with seven first- 
place votes and 138 points. 

George Jones, Gerald Bush 
and Victor Willis were listed 
as "best bets" from NSU to win 
all-GSC recognition. 

The GSC poll isn't the only 
place Beasley's bunch has 
earned good notices in 
preseason. Several basketball 
magazines have picked the 
Demons to win the conference 

"We've gotten more 
national recognition this year 
than ever before, in terms of 



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national magazines not only^ 
giving us publicity but also: 
picking us to win the conference 
title," said Tom Wancho, sports; 
information director. "The 
Sporting News is giving us good] 
coverage and picked us to, winf 
our league, and a new] 
publication, Off the Glass, had 
also picked us first and has 
been very responsive in; : 
promoting us on the national- r> a g( 
level." , of T 

Wancho said the attention; p re se 
could reap long-term benefits; perfo: 
for the program. pine 

"I think it's probably put A.A.I 
pressure on the men's team, the F 
kind of expectations that we famoi 
haven't had for a while, prodt 
That's the result of two things, spectc 
We're expected to be really s how 
improved- and very competitve, by 
and major college basketball Board 
interest is higher than ever ! p 
before. If we keep up this trend, Dragc 
the 1986-87 season could be a spotlij 
landmark year for Demon s j x o 
basketball." dance: 

The 1985-86 season was a consis 
landmark one for Lady Demon aerobe 
hoops, with a 25-7 record and a £ as t, 
runner-up finish in the Kung- 
National Women's Invitation sum pt 
Tournament. This year's team, w ho* 
minus the graduated backcourt traditi< 
tandem of Teressa Thomas and i n 
Lonnie Banks, still earned nine by the 
first-place votes in the GSCs anc j 
preseason poll. them 

Seniors Annie Harris, Ameri 
Sandy Pugh and Clara Jean Southe 
Davis are listed as the Lady Englar 
Demons' "best bets" for all- jUnited 
conference honors. Harris is an ' M 
All- America candidate. compa 

"Promoting the Lady pianist 
Demons is always easy for the Vegas 
simple reason that they're a at La 
fun team to watch," Wancho thrisn 
said. "Over the last two years, kome 
no Division 1 team in the berfon 
country has scored more points Madisc 
per game than the Lady i Be 
Demons have." special 

Last year's postseason 
success helped spread the word 
about the Lady Demons across 
the country, he said, but the 
program's longterm winning 
tradition already had laid the 
foundation for national 

"Winning teams promote 
themsleves," said Wancho. 
"Our girls are the kind of 
people you enjoy being around, 
and the media picks up on that, 







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VOL 75, NO. 13 


NOVEMBER 11, 1986 

Chinese acrobats slate Tuesday performance 

;™i Acrobats, magicians highlight NSU performance of world-famous Chinese Dragon troupe 


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of Taipei, Taiwan, will be 
presented in a two-hour 
performance Tuesday in the 
'Fine Arts Auditorium of the 
A. A. Fredericks Center. 

Featuring the world- 
famous Chang family, 
producers of this touring 
spectacle, the Taiwan group's 
show at NSU is being sponsored 
by the Student Activities 

The Chinese Golden 
Dragon Acrobats and Magicians 
Spotlight a cast of 23 persons, 
six of whom are traditional 
dancers. Their performance 
consists of sensational 
acrobatics, the magic of the 
East, comedy, balancing feats, 
Kung-Fa and a troupe of 
sumptuously-costumed girls 
who* perform beautiful 
traditional dances. 

In the past six years, tours 
by the Golden Dragon Acrobats 
and Magicians have taken 
them through all of South 
America, Central America, 
Southeast Asia, South Africa, 
England, Canada, and the 
jUnited States. 

Members of the present 
company have appeared with 
pianist Liberace at the Las 
Vegas Hilton Hotel, as well as 
it Lake Tahoe and Reno. 
Zhristmas and New Year saw 
some of them appear for 22 
>erformances in New York at 
Madison Square Garden. 

Besides the Liberace 
Special for NBC, members of 

the world-famous troupe have 
also been seen on the Merv 
Griffin, Dinah Shore and Mike 
Douglas television shows, 
T hat's Incredible, various PM 
segments, and on ABC's Wide 
World of Sports. 

Ever since the first group of 
the acrobats came to America in 
1977 and again in 1978 to 
appear on Liberace's Las Vegas 
shows, members of the Changs— 
the most distinguished family 
of Chinese performers in the 
world today— have been 
included as featured 

The company is headed by 
Danny Chang, oldest son of Lien- 
Chi Chang, who heads the 
Taiwanese National School of 
Acrobats in Taipei. 

According to the head of 
the company, the grace and 
precision of the group's acrobats 
are the triumph of years of 
dedicated training and 
discipline, but their art was 
formed by centuries of 

Chinese acrobatics are in 
fact more than a series of stunts. 
Most of the acts were created 
and performed in China as far 
back as 200 B.C., and they have 
always been an integral part of 
the Chinese culture and the 

Many of these acts clearly 
demonstrate the achievement 
of perfection through finding 
harmony between mind and 
body, an ancient concept of the 

The show coming to 
Northwestern also features 
Kung-Fu demonstrations, 
extraordinary feats 

Chinatown in Natchitoches 

The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats and 
Musicians of , Taipei, Taiwan, will present a two-hour 
performance tonight in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

The troupe features the world-famous Chang 
family and is being sponsored by Northwestern's 
Student Activities Board and is free to NSU student 
with an ID. 

Communication a major goal for new vice-president 

Thorn says upgrading of academic standards his top priority to ensure NSU grads can compete with other graduates 


Assistant News Editor 

"A degree from 
Northwestern will mean that a 
raduate can write and 
ommunicate effectively," Dr. 
'ale Thorn said recently of his 
>als for the University. 
Thorn, vice president of 
.academic affairs, has been 
working to upgrade the 
academic standards of 
Northwestern since his 
ppointment to the position on 

Thorn has determined that 
is number one priority is a 
|radual upgrading of the 

standards to ensure that 
Northwestern graduates can 
equally compete with 
graduates from other schools 
across the nation. Thorn said 
that the key to such equality 
includes the basic skills of 
effective communication, both 
oral and written. 

Thorn, along with 
President Robert Alost, the 
deans and philosophy professor 
Dr. Fraser Snowden, has 
rewritten and proposed a new 
University mission statement. 
The statement is currently being 
reviewed by the academic 
departments for suggestions and 
approval by faculty members. 

Thorn, who hopes to have 
the proposed mission statement 
accepted by Thanksgiving, said 
that it covers the basic areas 
which are important to the 
improvement and maintenance 
of the University. 

To Thorn, the heart of the 
mission statement is: "Basic to 
all curricula at Northwestern is 
the development of the 
student's ability to write and 
communicate effectively." 

Thorn said that this plan 
will eventually be 

implemented by the 
administering of a 

communication skills 
examination prior to the 

student's graduation from 
Northwestern. All students 
must pass the exam in order to 
receive a degree. 

Other aspects of the 
statement include 
Northwestern's role as a leader 
in teacher education and 
nursing. The two programs have 
proven to be the academic 
"pride" of Northwestern by 
leading other schools' programs 
statewide. The programs will 
continue to receive the support 
needed to keep them ahead of 
other schools. 

The mission statement also 
includes the importance of 
effective teaching by stating, 

"The University places the 
highest premium on excellence 
in teaching. . . .The faculty has 
no greater responsibility." . 

Also covered in the 
statement is student 
population. Northwestern will 
serve the student by offering 
courses available to the non- 
traditional college age student 
and to military personnel. A 
program for honors division 
students will be implemented 
by offering accelerated 
academic courses. 

The aspect of campus 


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Vice-President of Academic Affairs 

Fun-filled Fall Fest '86 debuts this weekend 

Games ranging from egg football to dominoes to 3-on-3 to keep the weekend interesting for student body 




Fall Fest '86, the first of its 
rind at Northwestern, will be 
"eld this weekend. 

The two-day fun event, 
sponsored by Intramurals and 

II designed to keep students on 
'campus for the weekend, will 
|^ held beginning at 3 p.m. 
r n day. It will conclude with a 
I Party i n Union Station 
j ^ginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. 
I At the party, students will 
* e able to listen to the NSU- 
. °'se State game on the radio, 
l* s it is broadcast from Idaho. 
I According to Mike Knotts, 
^'rector of intramurals, every 
L me the Demons score during 

C? BSU 8 ame ' hot d °g s wiU be 

' tH • f ° r 25 cents ' instead of 
'itW normal P rice of 50 cents. 
I J** and soft drinks will be 
I Pliable throughout the 

party, and prizes for most Fall 
Fest events have been donated 
by local businesses and 

Events on Friday include 
the Egg Bowl at 1 p.m. Friday 
at the ROTC fields. This event 
is a full flag-football game, 
played with eggs instead of a 

football. After the egg game, 
action moves back to the 
Intramural gymnasium for the 
rest of the day. 

Arm wrestling will be held 
at 5 p.m., as will the dominoes 
tourney. The 3-on-3 basketball 
tournament will kickoff at 6 
p.m., and continue throughout 

Fall Fest. Winners will 
advance to the state 
tournament at LSU on Jan. 31- 
Feb. 1. 

Scooter races are scheduled 
for 6 p.m. with the 3-on-3 
semifinals slated for 8:15. The 
baby bottle coke chug will be at 

8:45, slam dunk at 9 p.m., and 
the Air Band and Stomp show 
at 9:30 p.m., with a cash prize 
to be awarded. The dance will 
follow at 10:30. 

On Saturday, soccer will 
kick off the day's events on the 
ROTC fields at 10 a.m. The 3- 

on-3 finals will be at 10:30, 
back at the Intramural gym. 
The Intramural Building's yard 
will be the site of 11 a.m.'s mud 
volleyball matchups, and the 
Union Station party will begin 
at 1 p.m. 

Dedication ceremonies draw 175 to Wilson Complex 


Staff Writer 

About 175 people attended 
ceremonies Friday as the 
Recreation Complex was 
renamed in memory of Robert 
W. Wilson Sr., the University 
administrator who pushed for 
the creation of the 76-acre 
facility during the 1970s. 

Wilson, who died suddenly 
last spring, worked for two 
decades at Northwestern 
helping to coordinate student 
activities. He served as 
advisor to the Student 
Activities Board (founded in 
1970 as the Student Union 
Governing Board) and helped 
lead that organization's efforts 
to develop a "student country 

club" on campus. 

That dream was realized 
in 1979 with the opening of the 
$1.4 million facility, which 
includes an Olympic-size 
swimming pool, a 9-hole golf 
course and practice areas, four 
tennis courts and two 
clubhouses. The facility is 
located on the Highway 1 

Self-assessed student fees 
funded construction of the 

Wilson served as director 
of the Student Union from 1967- 
78 and was assistant dean of 
students in charge of campus 
activities from 1978-86. He 
continued to play an active role 
in administration of the 
Recreation Complex until his 


Students, university 
officials, alumni and guests 
attended Friday's ribbon 
cutting at the Recreation 
Complex pavillion and the 
dedication ceremonies Friday 
evening at Prather Coliseum. 

Members of Wilson's 
family took part in the ribbon 

NOV. 11, 1986 

Tou g h enou gh 

Most explains his decisions to students 


Managing Editor 

"I've had to make some 
tough, tough decisions," said 
President Robert Alost in his 
address last week to the 
student body of Northwestern. 
"We're not through with 
financial exigency yet, but we 
can see our way out of the 

Alost spoke to a large 
crowd of students and spent 
most of the hour explaining his 
reasons for the actions he has 
taken since he took over the 
presidency of the University in 

"The first thing we had to 
do was prepare a budget that 
would make up for the $1 
million overspent last year," 
he said. "We had to reduce 
enough to cover that. . .and we 

Alost said that $1.9 
million had been put in 
reserves. Up to that time, all 
of the University's reserves 
had been spent. "So when the 
state took five percent, we were 
not devastated," he explained. 
"Thank goodness we had a 
reserve to do that." 

"We are short in our state 
revenues," Alost continued. 
"Some say $400 million, but the 
legislature believes that can be 
remedied. I'm even crazy 
enough to think that maybe 
they'll put that 5 percent back 
in special session." 

Alost went on to 
highlight the additional 
things that have been done in 
the University's state of 
financial exigency. These 

include reductions of faculty 
and civil service employees, 
employing a custodial service 
and possible management 
contract for the bookstore. 
'These are measures we think 
we must take," he said. 

Alost went on to say that 
funding in Louisiana would no 
longer be based on the Hold- 
Harmless clause, which states 
that a college's appropriation 
from the state would not fall 
from year to year, thereby 
protecting colleges from 
unforeseen drops in enrollment. 
"So our funding has been based 
on our peak year of 1966," he 
said. "No more. Our budget 
will be reduced by $3 million 
over five years. But I am not 
unduly concerned." 

The president said that he 
has followed the LSU study of 
Northwestern closely in 
making his decisions. He said 
the reason for losing over half 
of our freshman class include 
the conditions of the 
dormitories, food service and 
student life. "We are working 
on all of these aspects," Alost 
said. "They are still not really 
what they should be, but we're 
working on them." 

"In the past student 
recruitment was not what it 
should be," he continued. 
"Countless people would tell 
me that they had never heard 
from Northwestern. That has 
changed. Georgia Beasley 
(director of admissions and 
recruiting) and her staff have 
combed this state." 

"A rumor went around over 



Lots of Alost 

President Robert Alost appears to be singing, but 
he's telling NSU students about the State of the 
University. At bottom, the president speaks with 
students about student roles in recruiting and 

Threlkeld speaks 
on media's future 


News Editor 

Richard Threlkeld, chief 
correspondent for ABC's World 
News Tonight, lectured here 
yesterday in the Fine Arts 
Auditorium of the A.A. 
Fredericks Center. Threlkeld 
was the last guest in the 
Distinguished Lecture Series 
for this semester. 

Threlkeld began by saying 
that in the pioneering days of 
television journalism the news 
programs were not expected to 
make a profit. "A news 
broadcast only lasted fifteen 
minutes and had no sponsors," 
he said. "The technology was 
more simple and the newsmen 
were more dedicated to the 
cause of delivering hard and 
objective news." 

Threlkeld said the news 
programs on the networks today 
are run quite different and 
commented that he believed 
the networks have been 
consumed by business men "who 
are out to make a profit." This 
new means of management 
needs to be cleaned up, he 
continued, because now news 
programs are expected to pay 
for their air time and to make a 
profit for the networks. 

"They (NBC's Tom 
Brokaw, ABC's Peter Jennings 
and CBS's Dan Rather) are like 
hood ornaments on a huge Mack 
truck," he said, implying that 
the anchormen are relied on 
heavily to make a profit. 

Threlkeld went on to say 
that the three major networks 
today are in an economic crisis, 

and they are presently trying to 
cut costs to pull out of their ruL 
"Many stations say they donl 
need the networks due to' 
cheaper news services being 
offered by the cable channels;* 
he said. 

Because of these cuts in 
expenditures, he predicts a 
change in network news 
coverage in the future. 
Threlkeld stated that we will 
see less foreign correspondence 
because it is too expensive to 
cover. He also predicts that 
intensive investigative 
reporting will decline because 
it is the most expensive type of 
news coverage. 

In general, Threlkeld 
predicts that the news will 
develop a generic-type format, 
such as a news service or 
newspaper. "What is wrong 
with this new concept is that 
the public relies heavily on TV 
journalism, "Threlkeld said. 
"America can't rely on the 
newspapers. The number of 
diverse newspapers in this 
country is dropping." 

Threlkeld indicated that 
there is tension in the? 
relationship between the 
media and world-wide 
governments, including in the 
United States. "The 
government has obtained the 
art of sweet talking the media 
and using it as a tool." 

"We (the press) need to. 
acknowledge that we may do 
damage to national security," : 
he concluded. "But on the o theft 
a hand it is our obligation t(| 
inform the public of events thaf 
may affect their lives." 























environment is also mentioned 
in the proposed statement. The 
administrators hope to create a 
caring, student-centered 

"The hallmark of the 
University is that the student 
comes first," Alost wrote. 

Once the mission statement 
has been approved and 
accepted by Northwestern 
faculty, Thorn will begin to use 
it as a means of measuring 
Northwestern's growth and 

"Northwestern will be in a 
constant mode of evaluating 
what it does in trying to 
improve its product - the 
student," Thorn said. 

Once we have a means for 
measuring our school, we will 
be able to determine which 
areas need improvement, he 

Thorn plans on improving 
academic standards in hopes of 
attracting quality students to 
Northwestern. Although the 
plan calls for a narrower scope 
of degrees offered to students, 
the areas will be better quality 
and in turn will produce better 
quality students who are more 
prepared for the job market. 

Prior to his appointment as 
vice president at 

Northwestern, Thorn, 44, 

served 12 years with the 
Louisiana Board of Regents. It 
was during this time that 
Thorn developed an interest in 

"As a member of the Board 
of Regents, I watched 
Northwestern through its hard 
times. I became interested in it 
through the observation of its 
troubles," Thorn said. 

While working for the 
Board of Regents, Thorn served 
as the associate commissioner 
of higher education, assistant 
commissioner for 
administration, and as 
coordinator of special projects 
and facility planning. 

Prior to working with the 
Regents, Thorn served as a press 
secretary for Governor Edwin 

assistant for Edwards, state 
capitol correspondent for the 
Shreveport Times and the 
Monroe News-Star-World, and 
as a writer and wire editor for 
various other newspapers. 
Thorn also completed four years 
of active duty with the United 
States Marine Corps. 

Thorn received his 
bachelor of science degree, 1974, 
and his master of journalism 
degree, 1980, from Louisiana 
State University. He received 
his Ph.D. in higher education 

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Although Thorn claims 
that his plans for improving 
Northwestern's academic 
standards may seem 
"ambitious," he has already 
began to realize some of these 

Thorn recently received 
word that the Nursing 
Education Center in Shreveport 
unanimously approved a new 
admission policy requiring 
nursing students to complete 30 
hours of classroom work on the 
Natchitoches campus. This 
policy will mean an increase of 
student enrollment on the 
Natchitoches campus. 
Currently many nursingstudents 
transfer from Louisiana Tech 
University in Ruston and from 
Louisiana State University - 
at Shreveport. 

Despite the long hours of 
work and the "ambitious" 
goals set by Thorn, he finds the 
job rewarding. 

"I have thoroughly 
enjoyed the first 100 days," 
Thorn said. 




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7:00-Hessmer High School 

Vanderbilt HS (Houma) 
E.D. White HS (Houma) 


9:00-Terrebonne HS (Houma) 
7:00-S. Terrbonne HS (Bourg) 
7:00-Pope John Paul II HS (Slidell) 


8:30-Seton Academy (N.O) 


7:45-Carencro HS 
8:25-Midland HS 

7:00-Vinton HS 


8:00-Byrd HS (Shreveport) 
8:30-Goretti Catholic (Lake Arthur) 
6:00-L.W. Higgins (Marrero) 

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is just a light. 


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Dr. Daniel Stanzak, 
clinical neuropsychologist at 
Fort Polk's Baynes-Jones 
Community Hospital, will be 
the guest speaker Friday, Nov. 
21, for Research Forum, 
sponsored by Psi Chi honor 

Stanzak's presentation on 
the specialized fields of 
neuropsychology, which is 
concerned with both the 
psychic and organic aspects of 
mental disorder, is scheduled 
for 7 p.m. at the Shamrock 
Restaurant on the Strip. 

There is no admission 
charge, and the public is 

Small Business 

The Small Business 
Development Center is 
currently offering free 
professional counseling to 
Leesville and Vernon Parish 
area small business owners and 
others interested in going into 

Appointments for 
counseling sessions may be made 
through the NSU Education 
Center at Fort Polk, (318) 239- 
4503, for the second Thursday of 
each month from noon-4 p.m. 

Mary Lynn Wilkerson, 
business consultant for the 
Small Business Development 
Center, will provide at no 
charge one-on-one counseling 
and specialized managerial 
and technical assistance for 
small businesses in the area. 

Poster contest 

The Mystick Krewe of 
Louisianians is conducting its 
ninth annual poster contest 
commemorating the 1987 
Washington DC Mardi Gras 
Ball. A check for $1,000 will be 
presented to ihe winner. 

Deadline for all entries is 
December 1. Information may 
be obtained by writing 115 
Normandy Road, Lafayette, 
LA 70503. 


Spanish students 

Students interested in 
Spanish will have the 
opportunity to enroll in a new 
course offered by Mrs. Nohely 
Brodermann in Latin American 
writers. The course is Spanish 
3130 and requires a prerequisite 
of Spanish 201 and 2020. 

Mrs. Brodermann offered a 
few students the opportunity to 
view a film by Pablo Neruda 
from Chile. She served food 
and showed the movie at her 
home. "It was a very nice group 
and the film was very 
entertaining," she commented. 

Phi Beta Sigma 

Phi Beta Sigma 

fraternity's Talent Show will 
be held Wednesday in the 

Union Ballroom from 7:30-10 

All students are invited to 
participate, either as entrants 
or spectators. More information 
is available from any Phi Beta 
Sigma member or in the Union 


The SAB showings of 
"Wise Guys" are scheduled at 9 
a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. every day 
this week in the Union 
Addition. On Saturday, 

students are encouraged to stop 
by Union Station to listen to the 
Northwestern-Boise State 
football game. The game kicks 
off at 1:30 p.m. 

Equine students 

A group of NSU equine 
science students have coached 
mentally handicapped 
children for the Equestrian 
events at the Special 

Participating students are 
Jenni Diller, Heather Smith, 
Bryan Parker, Corey 
Wilkerson, John Bernard, Dale 
Vaughn, Melissa Morton, 
Jennifer Beasley, and Becky 

The children are from the 
Natchitoches Parish area and 
have been training for the 
Special Olympics in Folsom, 
LA. The Special Olympics 
competition is set for Nov. 15- 
16 at the Magnolia Trace 
Equestrian Center. Horses such 
as NSU's "Dynamite", winner 
of eight gold medals in past 

Special Olympics. 

This will be the fourth 
year Northwestern students 
have participated in the 
Equestrian events of the 
Special Olympics. 


NSU students desiring 
tutoring in most subject areas 
can find help free of charge 
through the University's 
College Success Program at 
Kyser Hall 104. 

Tutors include Angela 
Lacour (English, math, science), 
West Mangney (math, science), 
Anne Prud'homme (English, 
math), Maria Burke (English, 
math), Elaine Hale (English), 
Len Powell (science, math), 
Trent Deverger (science, math, 
English), and Dan Medlin 
(psychology). Frances Watkins 
is director of special services, in 
charge of the tutoring program. 

Tutors are available at 
most times on Mondays through 
Thursdays. Schedules are 
available from the College 
Success office or at the Learning 
Skills Laboratory at Kyser 243. 


Nurse researchers from 20 
states have been selected to 
present recent study findings at 
the sixth annual research 
conference which is being co- 
sponsored Dec. 4-5 by the NSU 
Nursing Education Center and 
the Southern Council on 
Collegiate Education for 

The two-day conference at 

the Regency Hotel in 
Shreveport is being directed by 
Dr. Patricia Moxley, chairman 
of the Center's graduate studies 

This year's research 
conference will feature 66 
presentations on topics as 
diverse as computerized 
international research 
databases, type A behavior 
and diabetic control, substance 
abuse, and Board of Nursing 
decisions, and relationships 
between humor and health 

Journalism majors 

Northwestern Journalism 
majors are invited to the Major 
Event, an informal reception to 
be held this Tuesday, Nov. 11 
between 6 and 8 p.m. at the 
home of Tom Whitehead. 

The Major Event is 
sponsored by the Advanced 
Public Relations Seminar class. 
"The purpose is to get a feeling 
of departmental identity 
among the students," 
Whitehead said. "And also to 
let the students and faculty get 
to know each other, in a 
relaxing and comfortable 


The International Students 
Association is active again 
after being inactive for more 
than three years. There have 
been three organizational 
meetings where officers were 
elected and teams were 
organized for intramurals. 

The officers that were 
elected are Hanna El-Jor, 
president, Jose Percz-Montalvo, 
vice president, Valerie Boivin, 
secretary, and Hassan Syed,- 

Meetings are held on every ~ 
other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in 
222 Student Union. 


Dr. Grady Harper, art 
professor and acclaimed 
watercolorist from North- 
western, won second place inA 
the fine arts division at the 
50th International Rice Fest- 
ival and Fine Arts Show which 
was held this week in Crowley. 

Harper was awarded 
second place for his watercolor 
painting Floral Composition. 
The art professor is currently 
preparing to exhibit his 
watercolor paintings November 
15 at Fort Polk Arts and Crafts 
show and November 22 at the 
DeRidder Arts and Crafts 


The Campus Women's 
Organization has elected 
officers for the upcoming year. 

They are Anita Pierce and 
Melanie Younger, co-chairman; 
Julia Hildebrand, vice- 
chairman; Shirley Smiley, 
treasurerl and DeAnn 
McCorkle, secretary and 
coordinator of special events. 


Camille Hawthorne, 
assistant to the director of 
student life, has been elected 
secretary-treasurer of the 
Louisiana Association of 
College and University Student 
Personnel Administrators. 

Hawthorne, who has been 
a member of LACUSPA since 
1976, was elected to the 
position at the association's 
annual meeting at Northeast 
Louisiana University in 
Monroe. She has been on the 
NSU staff since 1979. 


The Public Relations Student 
Society of America will meet 
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Room 
106 of Kyser Hall. 



a year ago that I was being 
considered for the job of 
president of Northwestern," 
Alost commented. "Well, it 
didn't come true at the time, but 
it gave me a year to watch." 

Alost said that he would 
see Northwestern's recruiters in 
Caspari Hall "drinking coffee 
and talking." 

"Those people are no longer 
with us," he said. 

Alost highlighted his 
plans for improving the 
Univerisity in the future. "We 
are working on campus 
appearance, dorm cleanliness 
and dorm security," the 
president said. "Also the food 
service, labs and recruiting will 
continue to improve." 

"We are going to do 
something to beautify the 
entire Student Union area," he 
said. "We need to make it an 
enticing place for students." 

Alost then appealed to the 
students fo help. "We are 
attempting to make this a 
student oriented campus," he 
said. "I need you all to be more 
than just idle participants. 1 
am asking you to get involved. 

"First, help us keep this 
campus beautiful. Second, give 
us some suggestions to make this 
place so exciting that folks will 
stay on the weekends." 

"We must make our plans 
fit the circumstances," he 
concluded. "I think we are 
going to go forward. I think 
this institution is going to last." 



6 P.M. 


NOV. 11,1986 


Demons the 
state's best 

Are the Demons the best I-AA football team in 
the state of Louisiana? 

Coach Sam Goodwin thinks so. And so do we. 

For the first time in years, Northwestern is 
undefeated against its in-state rivals. Only the 13-13 
tie~with archrival Louisiana Tech mars the Demon 
record, which stands at 5-3-1 (3-0-1 in the Bayou 

Northeast Louisiana beat Tech this weekend to 
move to 5-4. Tech is now 5-4-1. Both teams once 
again have winning records, and as usual, NSU beat 
Northeast and they beat Louisiana Tech. But since 
we tied the 'dogs, Northwestern has bragging rights 
in North Louisiana. This has got to be a great 
recruiting edge. 

Nicholls State was ranked fourth in the nation 
just two weeks ago, until a close loss to Sam Houston 
and Saturday's blowout by Northwestern. Still, the 
Colonels are 8-2. 

McNeese State is 1-8, on their way to perhaps the 
worst season in school history. Ironically, MSU is 
the school that campaigned against Northwestern in 
our unsuccessful bid to join the Southland 
Conference. It seems the folks in Lake Charles said 
the Demons weren't enough competition, and NSU 
is too unstable. 

All this from a university that has lost their 
president, football coach, and basketball coach... all in 
a few weeks. And we're unstable? 

Two more games and the 1986 football season at 
Northwestern State University is history. Hopefully, 
the Demons will win both games, take the GSC 
crown and make a bid for the playoffs. But even if 
they don't, one thing feels good. 

To be "state champions." 

Use it or lose it 

If you don 't use it, you lose it. 

Such apparently will be the case with the 
tradition of cancelled classes during Distinguished 

Monday's lecture by Richard Threlkeld was a 
classic example of students not using this privilege. 
A handful of students made their way to the A.A. 
Fredericks Center for the ABC anchorman's 

Unfortunately, this is in sharp contrast to the 
recent lecture by Los Angeles critic Charles 
Champlin, which drew a full house in the Recital 

. — Next spring, all 11:00 T.T. classes have been 
I cancelled. Actually, they haven't been cancelled, but 
I just won't be offered. Students who have tried to 
I come up with an acceptable schedule have probably 
\ noticed this. Instead, all university events, club 

meetings, etc. will be held at this time. 

So, we won't miss any more class, and the 

Lecture Series will be attended by those who want to 

see it... on their own time. 



What's in a word? 

Sometimes a lot, it seems 

Working with a Swedish 
girl has proven to me that 
there really is a language 

Not that she (Annika 
Sjoberg, that is, exchange 
student and assistant news 
editor of the Sauce) doesn't 
understand English.. .in fact 
she's better at it than most 

No, I guess its more the 
words, colloquialisms and 
expressions we use. 

Or at least I use them... 
I told her the other day 
that I was going to tell someone 
how the cow ate the cabbage. 

You're right, that one went 
right over her head. 

"Cow's eat cabbage?" she 
inquired, as she thumbed 
through her Swedish-English 

"No, Annika...what I mean 
to say is that I'm going to read 
him the riot act." 

Another puzzled look. 
I ended up explaining to 
her that I was really upset 
with someone and I was going to 
tell him about it. 

"Why didn't you say that 
to begin with?" 

I really couldn't tell her. 
Annika is doing well 
though. I think she finally 
understands when I say that 
girl could absolutely stop an 
eight day clock. 

"Oh, she's not that bad," 
she'll reply. 

"Well, she could make a 
train take a dirt road." 

Another vintage line. 

I may be the king of 
expressions, but some friends of 
mine have pulled a few across 

"What time are you 
going?" I asked someone once. 

"Oh, about dark thirty. " 

And when, pray tell, is 
dark thirty? I mean it could be 

five thirty in the fall or nine 
thirty in the summer. 

A friend from 

Natchitoches told another 
friend from Baton Rouge 
something about someone 
knocking the bark off of a tree. 

The friend from Baton 
Rouge was confused. 

"Is that like falling out of 
the ugly tree and hitting every 
limb on the way down? " 

""Wait a minute , that's 
not's getting hit with 
the ugly stick." 

Needless to say, the two 
never worked out their 
differences in semantics. 

And they were both from 
Louisiana...just think how 

Annika feels. 

It wouldn't be so bad if 
words and expressions didn't 

Remember in high school 
when everything was cool? 
Now it's nasty. 
Now, correct me if I'm 
wrong...«asfy is not good...cooZ 
is...I'm confused. 

Of course, in the fifties it 
was boss, and the sixties was 
groovy, and the eighties is 
bitchen and awesome. The 
possibilities are endless. 

Then, of course, we all 
have our own little sayings 
that are peculiar to us. And 
they catch on to everyone else. 

Are you cracked? is a 
popular one around Tom 
Whitehead's office. 

But the best one is ripping 
someone's wig off. 

I got mad at someone a few 
weeks ago (no, I don't stay mad. 
. .) and told a friend J almost 
ripped her wig off. 

"She wear's a wig?," he 
asked, horrified. 

"No," I replied slowly. "I 
mean I'm going to snatch her 
baldheaded. " 

I don't think Annika 
understands that one yet. 

Craig Scott is a senior from 
Natchitoches who thinks that 
Northwestern is neat, keen and 

Are you satisfied with 
the dormitories at NSU? 

John Wilson 
4-1, Business 
Bossier City 

Todd Keenan 

2-1, History/Business 


"I am content, not satisfied. 
There is plenty of room for 
improvement. Especially with 
the distribution of toilet paper. 
I'm an RA and don't like people 
coming to me at 2:30 a.m. for 
toilet paper." 

"No. I am not satisfied 
because the year started off 
with many promises, but 
Housing has failed to act upon 
most of these. They have even 
failed to act upon even the 
simplest of tasks!" 

Johnny L. Cross 

4-2, Wildlife Management 


"No, I'm not. Noise is a 
problem. The TV room is shot; 
our TV has been broken for four 
weeks and no one will fix it. 
They turned off the air 
conditioner too early. It's hot!" 

Sheila Sepulvado 

1-1, Business Administration 


"Yes, but I think we should 
be able to control our own room 
temperatures. I like having my 
own bathroom, though." 

Nicole Crawford 

2-1, Fashion Merchandising 

Ville Platte 

"Yes, when we get back to 
school they were clean. I've 
made new friends this semester 
in the dorm." 




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NOV. 11, 1986 

Wow! What a difference a week makes... 

Demons drill Colonels, 28-13, 
rekindle playoff possibilities 


Sports Editor 

With a devilish twist, the 
Northwestern football team 
has established itself as the 
best in the state's 1-AA ranks. 

Just a week after their most 
disappointing performance in 
memory (a 29-6 homefield loss 
to Southwest Texas), the 
Demons whipped lOth-ranked 
Nicholls State by a 28-13 
margin for Homecoming in 
Turpin Stadium. 

The victory upped 
Northwestern's record to 5-3-1, 
including a 2-1 Gulf Star 
Conference mark, and rekindled 
hopes for an at-large berth in 
the 16-team national playoff 

Enhancing those playoff 
credentials is a two-step 
process beginning with 
Saturday afternoon's game at 
Boise-State. Then comes a Nov. 
22 conference contest at Stephen 
F. Austin. 

If the Demons can win both 
games, then head coach Sam 
Goodwin figures his team will 
be strongly considered for a 
playoff bid — and with good 

Nevado-Reno, the top- 
ranked team in 1-AA, owns 
narrow victories over NSU's 
next two opponents. Reno 
outscored SFA 34-27 and edged 
Boise State 21-16 last week. 

Kickoff for Saturday's 
game, broadcast locally on 
KDBH-FM Radio (97.7), is 
2:30 p.m. local time. 

Last Saturday's impressive 
showing against Nicholls was, 
in the eyes of Goodwin, a great 

"It was our best game of the 
season, better than the Sam 
Houston State game (a 31-23 
win)," said Goodwin, who'd 
said the Nicholls game would 
reveal the true caliber of the 
Demon team. "This team 
showed it has a lot of 

Beating Nicholls, now 8-2, 
and doing it in such convincing 
fashion prompted Goodwin to 

claim the state championship. 

"We proved we're the best 
1-AA football team in 
Louisiana," he said. 

The Demons own the 
state's only unbeaten mark 
against other state 1-AA foes 
with wins over Nicholls, 
Northeast and McNeese and a 
tie with Louisiana Tech. 

Against state 1-AA 
opposition, Nicholls is 3-1, 
Tech is 2-1-1, Northeast is 2-2, 
McNeese is 0-4 and Southern is 
0-1. Grambling hasn't played 
any in-state foes yet, but lost to 
a Prairie View team which 
was beaten 57-24 by McNeese. 

The Demons staked their 
claim to the mythical state 
title with an all-around 
dominant performance against 

The Colonels scored on the 
game's first series, but the 
Demons answered that with a 
long drive for the tying TD, the 
first of four straight 
Northwestern scores. The 
Demons led 14-7 at the half, 
then scored on their first two 
third-quarter possessions to 
take command. 

Meanwhile, the Demon 
defense intercepted three Doug 
Hudson passes on consecutive 
series in the second and third 

Northwestern mounted its 
most productive offensive game 
of the season against Nicholls' 
nationally-ranked defense. The 
Demons rushed for 304 yards 
and gained 150 with the pass, 
including a 61 -yard scoring 
strike from Rusty Slack to Al 
Edwards that gave the Demons 
the lead midway through the 
second quarter. 

That touchdown came after 
a disputed penalty wiped out 
John Stephens' 77-yard scoring 
dash. A clipping flag on tackle 
Brett Blaisdell erased the run, 
but the penalty should never 
have been called, said the 
Demon coach. 

"Blaisdell tried to avoid 
the man he was blocking, yet 



State champs! 

The 28-13 Homecoming 
win over Nicholls locked 
up a mythical state 
championship for the 
Demon football team. 
Pressure on Colonel 
quarterback Doug Hudson 
(top) by Demons Leon Carr 
(94), J.T. Fenceroy (31) 
and Russ Robinson keyed 
the victory. So did the play 
of Demon quarterback 
Rusty Slack (15), getting a 
block (at left) from Brian 
Guidry (62). 

Two Demons 
share GSC 
star award 


Sports Writer 

Sam Goodwin couldn't find 
words to describe how well 
Demon quarterback Rusty Slack : 
played in last Saturday's 28-13 
win over Nicholls State. 

"Rusty played .... " was all : 
Sam could muster when asked ' 
to assess Slack's showing in the 
Homecoming victory. 

The Gulf Star Conference 
gave Goodwin some help. It 
named Slack the league's 
Offensive Player of the Week. 

While Slack was starring 
offensively, the Demon defense 
was too tough for the high- 
powered Colonel passing 
attack. Nicholls could score just 
half of its 27 points per game 
average and much of the reason 
was an outstanding night by the , 
Demon secondary. 

Noting that factor, the 
GSC named Demon strong 
safety Odessa Turner as the 
league's Defensive Player of: 
the Week. It's the second time 
this season that Turner, an all- 
GSC wide receiver until this, 
year, has won the defensive 

Slack guided the option- 
oriented Demon offense to a 
season's best total of 454 yards, 
including 304 on the ground. He 
hit 10 of 19 passes with no 
interceptions, totalling 150 
yards, and laced a 61 -yard 
touchdown bomb to Al Edwards. 

Slack's decision-making on 
the option play helped account 
for much of the 118 yards 
rushing by running back John 
Stephens. Slack, a sophomore 
from Springhill, also rushed for 
46 yards. 

Turner, a senior from 
Monroe, had three pass 
breakups, made four tackles 
and had two fumble forces to 
highlight an impressive 
showing by the Demon defense. 

"Our secondary was 
outstanding," said Goodwin. 



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October 27, 1936 


Tommy Koor* (Vice President) congratulated Dave DeCulr on a job 
well done. In the future, escorts need to remember ths reflection 
that their presence and conduct will have on Northwestern. He 
asked that efforts be concentrated on Homecoming and on passing 
productive, worthwhile bills. 

Jerome Ccx ( Coram! ss I cne r of Elections) requested that members sign 
up to work the polls on Wednesday, One contestation was received 
and the Election Hoard will discuss it after the meeting. Ther* 
•re signs to bs put up to publicise the upcoming election. 

Johnny Ccx (President) congratulated Dave DeCulr and his cor-mitte* 
on an outstanding job. lie announced that our SGA had defeated 
Tech's on Wednesday In flag football and thanked those who 
participated. The process of writing bills and resolutions should 
be sped up and he guaranteed that any senator who needed an idea 
for legislation would get one. Ke said that ht felt' it was 
important to express to all Coemittee Members and senators that he 
respected thea. 


Carl Manuel (Student Life Chairman) announced that plans »r* being 

mapped out for sor-.« new ideas and information will soon b* in 

boxes, lie asked that all eeebers tubal! any ideas that they ftltht 
hava to him. ' * * 

Charlotte Bush (Public Relations Co-Cha i r nan ) said the flyer will 
be ready on Thursday or Friday and she thanked those who helped 
distributt the other handout. 

Dave DeCuir (State ralr Cha i rman) said that everything went 
fantastic during State Pair Week. cne jersey is still- missing. 
Fourteen sweatshirts are leftover and SSA made $261.00 on shirt 
sales. lie explained that those people receiving free shirts- wert 
the mascot, Mayor Iiussey, and himself. thanked everyone for 

helping, especially Tommy Moore, Jchnny Cox and Carla proctor. 

Michelle Beasley ( Homeeomi ng Cha i rman ) announced that Homecoming 
la on M«v*atf*f n, lint nn.l il. o il.*>«« will lie "Calrh t1>* Vnvm.' 
Iiunecoml n.j 1 1 owe i • il.uut ClOU.ou at u J rioware and rrutit 

Porch Flowers will give a price tomorrow. The 'parade rout* has 
been determined. It will start at Sabine Hall and *nd at th* 
coliseum. The pop rally will follow i n.oodi a tol y at th* coliseum. 
Cl>* Iias Mat wltli Mr. Itient nixl lliey «<« liyin'J to ainlalx* the 
court's time on fluid so tit* band can do their entire show. Each 
court member will receive an engraved picture frame as a gift. 
There will be reception in the court's honor on Wednesday at 3:30 
p. a. In th* Purple s White Room. Th* Presidents of all 
organizations are invited to attend. Johnny Cox added that SCA is 
responsible for the court and SAO is responsible for activities* 

Donald Oavls (Cook Exchange Comnlttee) announced that th* new bill 
.will b* recognised next week. 

Carla proctor (Internal Affairs Committee) requested that Donald 
Davis, Elaine Burleigh, Cathy bucken, Jason 0«st and Darcy Leulanc 
b* approved to serve on th* coaaitte*. 


Carla Proctor moved to approve Internal Affairs Coaaitte* acabcrs. 
Mia Manuel seconded. Motion passed. 

/-.VrC-'.-.'CE WESTS 

Caprlc* Drown announced that th* is working cn a student survey 
which will be ready within two weeks and requested that any 
questions to b* included b* turned in by Friday. 

Tommy Moor* announced that the Band Is sponsoring * Haunted Hous*. 

Dave DeCulr announced that the Fellowship of Christian Students 
ceets at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday. 

Mia Manuel moved to adjourn. Michael Mason secondod. notion 


Respectfully submltte'd, 

Caprice Brown 


NOV. 11, 1986 

Spikers' home finale I 
has bittersweet taste 


Sports Writer 

Too Late! 

Nicholls State wide receiver Mark Carrier was too the Demon defense put the clamps on the potent 

late to prevent Demon defensive back Kevin Lewis Nicholls passing attack most of the night as 

from making an interception, but the Colonel did Northwestern scored a 28-13 upset Homecoming win 

manage to tackle Lewis after a short return. Lewis and over the lOth-ranked Colonels in Turpln Stadium. 

Big Week 

Football championships, Fall Fest top l-M schedule 

The end of the home 
volleyball season last week 
was bittersweet for the Lady 

Graduate assistant coach 
Tootie Cary watched her 
spikers drop matches to 
Northeast (3-1) and Stephen F. 
Austin (3-2) but celebrated 
Sunday when senior setter 
Robyn Justin hauled in another 

Justin shared Gulf Star 
Conference Player of the Week 
accolades after notching eight 
service aces in Friday night's 
home finale against SFA. 
Those aces will come in handy 
for the Duson native, who is 
battling Melanie Panko of 
Drexel University for the 
Division I national title in 
service aces. 

Justin, according to last 
week's statistics compiled by 
the Collegiate Volleyball 
Coaches Association, averaged 
1.27 aces per game, just behind 
the 1.28 figure posted by Panko. 

Duri ng pregame ceremonies 
at Prather Coliseum Friday 
night, Justin and Wendy 
Zucconi were recognized as the 
senior members of the Lady 

Demon squad. Cary presented a 
plaque to Justin in honor of her 
nation's No. 1 ranking in aces 
earlier this year. 

The SFA match was easily 
the most exciting in Prather 
Coliseum this season. The Lady 
Demons won the first game 15-6 
and rebounded from a 15-1 loss 
in the second game to take a 15- 
1 1 win in game No. 3. 

In the fourth game, NSU 
served for the match at 14-12 
but Justin committed one of her 
five service errors to keep the 
Ladyjacks alive. SFA rallied 
for a 16-14 victory and breezed 
to a 15-3 win in the decisive 
fifth game. 

The Lady Demons won the 
first game in last Wednesday's 
match against Northeast by a 
15-13 margin, but lost the next 
three games. 

Riding a five-match losing 
streak that has dropped their 
record to 7-12 overall, the Lady 
Demons will travel to Baton 
Rouge for their regular season 
finale against Southern on 
Wednesday night. 

After that match, the 
NSU spikers prepare for next 
Monday's conference 
tournament at SFA. The event 
runs through Tuesday. 



Exhibition game slated 
for Beasley's Demons 


Assistant News Editor 

The Intramural flag 
football Super Bowl kicks off 
Thursday night on the Turpin 
Stadium turf with only one 
independent team among the 
four championship finalists. 

In women's play, Sigma 
Kappa and Phi Mu advanced to 
the finals of the postseason 
tournament. They'll battle for 
the championship begining at 6 
p.m. Thursday. 

The Steelers, the lone 
independent team in the finals, 
will try to upend Alpha Phi 
Alpha in the men's 
championship game, which is 
set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff . 

Another big I-M event of 
the semester, Fall Fest '86, is 
slated for this weekend on 

Volleyball season began 
last week as Intramural play 
opened with the annual 

More than 20 teams entered 
the volleyball season which 
lasts throughout the month of 
November. Teams will play for 
the championship title in their 
respective division. 

Divisions are women's, 
Greek men's and independent 
men's. The top Greek and 
independent men's teams will 
face each other for the overall 
volleyball championship title. 

Intramural events this 
week include horseshoes, 
singles and doubles, Tuesday in 
front of the I-M gym. Singles 
will begin at 3:30 p.m. and 
doubles at 5 p.m. with 
registration prior to each event. 

Volleyball games will be held 
Monday through Wednesday 
starting at 7 p.m. in the P.E. 
Majors' gym. 

In addition to the regular 
events, the Intramural 
Department will be holding 
Fall Fest on Friday and 
Saturday. Fall Fest is a two- 
day event in which a number of 
small activities will be 

Fall Fest will begin 3 p.m. 
Friday and will continue until 
11 a.m. Friday. Events will 
begin again at 10 a.m. Saturday 
and will close Saturday 
afternoon at the Union Station 
with a get-together listening to 
the Demon football game being 
aired from Boise, Idaho. 

Fall Fest events include 
baby bottle Coke chug, 3-on-3 
basketball, slam dunk contest, 
scooter races, soccer, and an air 
band and stomp contest. Fall 

Fest is open to all full-time 
NSU students. 

For more information 
concerning Fall Fest, go by or 
call the Intramural office or 
the information booth in the 
Student Union. 

Intramural T-shirts for the 
1986-87 season have arrived. 
Individual event winners and 
team captains should go by the 
Intramural Office to pick up 
their shirts. 

Due to unforeseen 
circumstances, NSU I.D. cards 
will be necessary to gain 
admittance to the I-M building. 
Beginning Nov. 17, I.D. cards 
will be taken up at the door 
and returned to the student 
when leaving the building. 
This policy is necessary to 
ensure that the gym is used and 
available only to paying NSU 


Sports Writer 

With games against 
opponents like Lamar, Texas, 
New Orleans, McNeese, 
Northeast and possibly LSU, 
the Demon basketball team 
figures to face a lot of 
challenges during the upcoming 

But the Demons' first game 
against a nationally-ranked 
team this season won't even 
count on the season record. 

Head coach Don Beasley 
has scheduled a Nov. 20 
exhibition matchup with the 
nationally-ranked Louisiana 
Bayou Nets, an Amateur 
Athletic Union team based in 

"They have great talent 
and will be a tough exhibition 
test for our guys," said Beasley. 
"Their roster is loaded with 
players who played collegiate 

basketball at or above our 
level." • 

The Nets, coached by Al 
Guidry, are ranked seventh in 
the AAU's national ratings. On 
their roster are former LSU 
players Leonard Mitchell and 
Tyrone Black along with 
standout ex-USL players Cedric 
Hill and Donald Jacobs. 

Tipoff for the exhibition 
tilt is set for 7 p.m. in Prather 
Coliseum. Tickets are $2 each 
and include a chance to win any 
of 10 door prizes to be raffled 
away during the game. Among 
the prizes are courtside season 
tickets and an autographed 
Demon team basketball. 

NSU students will not be 
able to use their ID's for free 
admission to the exhibition 
game. Tickets are available 
from any Natchitoches Lions' 
Club member and will be on sale 
at the door on Nov. 20. 


Dr. I 
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his reor 


Lady Demons' benefit successful 

The benefit basketball 
game at Prather Coliseum last 
Thursday raised some $1,500 
for cancer-stricken Lady Demon 
recruit Yvette West, according 
to women's basketball coach 
Pat Pierson. 

West, currently undergoing 
chemotherapy treatments for a 



he still got called for the 
penalty," said Goodwin, who 
vehemently protested the call. 

"We were close to blowing 
the game open a couple of times 
and the officials kept 
(Nicholls) in the game," he 

Stephens overcame the loss 
of that long run to post another 
super outing, gaining 118 yards 
while running mostly from the 
tailback post. 

malignant tumor on the liver at 
Houston's M.D. Anderson 
Hospital, was unable to attend 
the special game, but her uncle 

and aunt videotaped the 

Recent doctors' reports are 
optimistic, said Pierson. 



"Kevin Lewis, Randy Hilliard, 
DeShon Jenkins and Odessa all 
had great games. Our defense 
put more pressure on their 
quarterback than anyone else 
has all year long." 

Turner won the GSC 
defensive award earlier after 
making two interceptions in 
NSU's 13-13 tie with Louisiana 



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NOVEMBER 18, 1986 




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Thirteen an unlucky number for Civil Service 

Latest personnel move relieves classified University employees of their positions 



Happier times 

Dr. Robert Alost receives a gift of balloons from NSU mascot Vic when he took 
office as president of the University in June. Alost recently completed phase two of 
his reorganization/termination plan for non-essential classified employees. 

Tuesday's elimination of 13 
civil service positions at 
Northwestern is "part of a 
continuing effort to address 
overstaffing that has created 
budgetary problems at the 
University for a number of 
years," said Dr. Robert Alost, 

Alost said the cuts will 
save NSU about $115,000, 
bringing the total cuts in 
University personnel 
expenditures so far this year to 
about $2 million. Also, some 
civil service personnel were 
reassigned to lower-paying 
positions as part of the latest 
staff reorganization. 

Terminated employees 
were notified this week, and 
their jobs will end next Friday, 
Nov. 28. Although the 
president did not make public 
the names of the terminated 
employees, he did say that 
affected areas would include 
the controller's office, 
personnel department, 
maintenance and physical 
plant, and the University's 

Alost said that 
"exhaustive efforts were made 
to assure that only non- 
essential positions were 
eliminated. The cutbacks will 
not diminish the quality of 
services provided by the 
University to students or the 

He explained that civil 
service policies and procedures 
provide for employee 

reassignment in some instances 
when positions are eliminated. 
In most cases, the president 
said, reassignment has been to 
lower-paying positions. 

Most of the positions 
affected were "those with the 
fewest number of years of 
service in their job categories," 
said Alost. "But some of the 
employees with extensive 
service were terminated 
because of the elimination of 
specific positions and the fact 
that those individuals were not 
qualified for reassignment to 
other positions" within the 

The cuts "are regrettable 
because lives of individuals 
and families are affected. I 
have deep compassion and 
concern for those people, and 
the personnel decisions are 
painful to the administration 
of the University just as they 
are painful to those involved:" 

He added that funds saved 
through personnel reductions 
will be reallocated to vital 
University programs, including 
academic programs, student 
life, and recruitment. 

Reduction of the classified 
(or civil service) staff at 
Northwestern has been 
difficult because of the state's 
regulations and policies 
concerning these positions and 
employees, said Alost. "The 
staff reductions have been 
monitored from the outset and 
approved by state civil service 

Also, the University is 
still operating under "financial 
exigency" approved this 
summer by the Board of 
Trustees for State Colleges and 
Universities. This exigency 
has allowed the University to 
terminate both tenured faculty 
members and civil service 

Earlier plans had called 
for a reduction of up to 10 
percent of the University's 240- 
person classified staff, but a 
number of positions were 
eliminated through retirement 
and resignations, making 
elimination of more than 13 
positions unnecessary. 

According to Alost, 
elimination of the positions is 
the second step of a 
reorganization plan to reduce 
operating costs at 

Northwestern. Alost said NSU 
"overspent its budget last year, 
and there have been additional 
budget cuts this fiscal year. It 
was essential to reduce staffing 
because such a large percentage 
of the budget is allocated to 

"Overstaffing has been at 
the root of Northwestern's 
fiscal problems for several 
years," Alost said, "and we are 
attempting to address that 
problem in several phases. The 
first step last summer included 
reductions in faculty and non- 
classified staff and a hiring 
freeze, and the elimination of 
non-essential civil service 
positions represents the second 
step of the program to 
eliminate overstaffing." 

Fall Fest termed 
moderate success 


Assistant News Editor 

Intramural Fall Fest '86, 
which was held last weekend, 
was a moderate success 
according to James Meadors, 
assistant to the director of 
student life. 

Fall Fest '86 was a two- 
day shedule of activities 
which was designed to give the 
students who stay on campus 
during the weekend something 
out of the ordinary to do. Events 
included scooter races, slam 
dunk, dominoes, 3-on-3 
basketball and a Friday night 
dance. Event winners received 

prizes ranging from Intramural 
T-shirts to sweatsuits. Door 
prizes were given out 

Beginning Friday the 14th 
at 3 p.m., Fall Fest opened with 
egg bowl football. Playing 
with eggs instead of footballs, 
first floor west Rapides 
smashed their way to victory 
in the egg bowl. Team members 
were David Mayes, Henry 
Dibrell, Donald Robertson, 
Diad Searcy, Kenny Powers and 
Bobby Brown. 

Next on line for the Fall 
Fest was armwrestling. Vickie 



Cole, Horton chosen 
as Mr.. Miss NSU 


Managing Editor 

Reatha Cole 

MISS NSU 1986 

Reginald Horton of Mans- 
field and Reatha Cole of 
Fairview Alpha, both seniors 
at Northwestern, were recently 
named as Mr. and Miss NSU for 

The winners of the highest 
elected honors which can be 
bestowed upon students at the 
University were chosen by the 
student body during a 
campuswide election. J 

Since the first Mr. and Miss 
NSU elections were conducted 
in 1956, there have been 62 
seniors recognized for service to 
the University, leadership 

abilities, scholastic and 

Horton, a sociology major, 
is currently serving as senator- 
at-large in Student Government 
Association and is president of 
the Interfratemity Council. 

This year's Mr. NSU is a 
member of Kappa Alpha Psi 
fraternity and is a past 
secretary of Blue Key National 
Honor Fraternitv. 

■ ■ J " ■ 

Cole is currently the 
president of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority and vice 
president of the Student 
Activities Board. She is also a 
member of Purple Jackets and 
the Public Relations Student 
Society of America. 

Reggie Horton 

MR. NSU 1986 

Ringing in their ears 

Guys with earrings are not always accepted, 
but more and more men are wearing them 


News Editor 

Picture the scene. A long- 
awaited return to the old 
homestead after hectic times at 
college. The mother is 
Preparing her son's favorite 
dish, spaghetti. As her son 
Walks through the door there 
a re warm greetings and smiles 

But the son cautiously and 
tediously keeps his head tilted 
to one side. Finally at 
suppertime, when the mother is 
serving the meal, she observes 
something different about his 
face. Suddenly she shrieks and 
the spaghetti is served on 
everything but the dinner 
Plate. . 

What was it about her 
son's appearance that made her 

blood run cold? Was it a case of 
severe acne? Or maybe 
leprosy? No, it was a piece of 
metal sticking in his left ear 

That was the way my 
mother was introduced to the 
fact that I wear an earring and 
I am sure there are others out 
there who can recall a similar 
reaction of their parents or 

To this day I don't really 
know why I got my ear pierced. 
Maybe I was in a rebellious 
mood against societal norms, or 
maybe it was time for a new 
fashion statement. It didn't 
hurt much to get it done though. 
I just drank a few screwdrivers 
and had my brother's girlfriend 
perform the surgery with a 
straightened baby pin. 

The only scary thing about 
it was that she had a few 

screwdrivers herself before 
performing this delicate 

As you look around the 
Northwestern campus, you may 
discover a multitude of male 
students wearing earrings. 
Apparantly this fad has 
become an accepted norm for 
this generation of college 
students. The students I 
interviewed said they sensed 
no resentment amongst their 
peers for wearing an earring, 
but with their parents it was a 
different story. 

Junior Richard Trum said 
his parents were not too 
pleased with his earring 
decision. 'They wouldn't let 
me in the house for a while," 


ON PAGE 2 _ 

Ring around the earlobe 

Many male students at Northwestern wear earrings, considered by many to be a 
fashion statement. This is evidenced by Greg Kendrick, Kevin Hammond, and 
Robert Happaugh. 

NOV. 18, 1986 

attend D.C. 


craig scon 

Managing Editor 

"News never sleeps, 
therefore good reporters never 
sleep much." 

So said Dan Rather, 
anchorman for the CBS Evening 
News, as he addressed the 1986 
College Confoerence of the 
Investigative Reporters and 
Editors, held last week in 
Washington, D.C. 

Over 700 college students 
from around the country 
attended the conference, 
including four from 
Northwestern. Senior 
journalism majors Lance Ellis, 
John Ramsey, Craig Scott and 
Laurie Thornton, along with 
journalism coordinator Tom 
Whitehead and Dr. Dale 
Thorn, vice president of 

academic affairs, were in 

"Take a good look around," 
Rather told the crowd during 
his keynote address. "Of all 
the people in this room who 
aspire to be journalists, most of 
you will not make a living in 

"I was very lucky," he 
continued. "I knew very early in 
life what I wanted. . .to be a 
reporter. But never has it been 
tougher than it is today." 

"We are glad to be able to 
send our students on such trips," 
said Tom Whitehead. "We 
feel that actually sharing the 
experiences of professional 
journalists and other college 
reporters will enhance their 
journalism degree from 

An earful 


Heart of Gold 

Longtime NSU athletic trainer Eugene Christmas 
is presented with the Edward D. Jones Company's 
"Heart of Gold" award for "unsung heroes." 


he said. "I had to get used to 
taking the darn thing off 
whenever I entered the house or 
went somewhere with my 

Peer pressure was a factor 
in Trum's decision to have his 
ear pierced. "Everybody in my 
high school graduating class 
had their ear pierced," he 

But freshman Kevin 
Hammond had a different 
idea. "I just wanted to stand out 
and be original from everyone 
else in my high school,", he 

"My mom didn't care too 
much about the earring," 
commented freshman Robert 
Hoppaugh. "But my dad, who 
was in the Airforce, had a few 
choice words to say to me." 

Getting past parents is not 
the only concern a man who 

wears an earring has. 
appears that society ha 
placed some standards o'- 
which ear the male should do 
his jewelry. 

In the Unite 
States a man wij 
hetereosexual preference 
should place the earring in ttf, 

left ear. Those vyji 

homosexual prefemces shou]. 
place the earring in the rig] 

In Europe the situation 
reversed. If that's not confusii. 
enough, I hear that an earrii 
in the right ear signifies that 
person is a dedicated pm 
rocker and if it's in the left e 
he is a true-blue hard rocki 
Some people go as far to suggi 
strange religious implicate 
to which ear the jewelry gc 


Cleveland won the women's 
division with Paul Price 
winning the men's division. 

The next event was a 
dominoes tournament. Val 
Williams outscored 15 
opponents to claim the victory 
in dominoes. 

Following dominoes, 3-on-3 
basketball play began. In the 
men's division, 11 teams 
entered; in the women's, six. 
Three-on-three play continued 
throughout the night with the 
finals being held 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday morning. In the men's 
division the team consisting of 
Joe "JJ" James, Chevlos 

Maddlock and Jeff Glover took 
top honors. In the women's 
division, the Alpha Angels' 
team of Annie Bloxson, Sara 
Harding and Clara Whitley 
claimed first place. 

The scooter races attracted 
five teams with the Alpha Phi 
Alpha team of Todd Sterling, 
Reggie Davis, Alvin Graber 
and Jerome Calbert scooting 
their way to victory. 

Another exciting event was 
the baby bottle Coke chug. 
Participants had to suck Coca- 
Cola from a baby bottle. Paul 
Price was the first of 15 
participants to empty his 


One of the most spectacular 
events of the evening was the 
slam dunk contest. Drawing 
nine entrants, the contest 
consisted of judges picking the 
best man out of the crowd. 
Although each contestant tried 
his creative best to win, Duane 
"6'9" Turner took top honors. 

During the slam dunk, 
female contestants competed in 
a free throw contest. Marilyn 
Levo took first place by tossing 
12 out of 15 free throws through 
the hoop. 

The last event of Friday 
night was the air band and 


Coming up with good grades is a job 
in itself. It's even harder if you have to 
worry about coming up with 
tuition too. Army ROTC can 
lighten that load. We've got 
scholarships that pay tuition, 
required fees and an amount for 
books and supplies. Plus, pay up to 
$1,000 each year they're 
in effect. 

What if you don't receive 
one? ROTC can still help — with 
financial assistance — up to 
$1,000 a year — for your last two 
years in the program. 

So check out a way to keep 
your mind on the books not on 
the bucks. Find out more 
by contacting your Army 
ROTC Professor of 
Military Science. 


Call 357-5156 


And they're both repre- 
sented by the insignia you wear 
as a member of the Army Nurse 
Corps. The caduceus on the left 
means you're part ola health care 
system in which educational and 
career advancement are the rule, 
. not the exception. The gold bar 
on the right means you command respect as an Army officer, 
earning a BSN, write: Army Nurse Opportunities, P.O. Box 
Clifton, NJ 07015. Or call toll free 1-800-USA-ARMY. 


If you're 

stomp contest. Although only 
four teams entered, the crowd 
was thoroughly entertained. 
The Alpha Phi Alpha's and 
the Alpha Angels entertained 
the crowd with a stomp. 
Making a surprise appearance 
to the delight of the crowd was 
singer Stevie Wonder and also 
the Supremes. Stevie Wonder 
(a.k.a. Andre Kimball) wooed 
the crowd and judges alike to 

Friday night was wrapped 
up with a dance in the I-M gym. 
Disc jockey Captain Midnight 
kept dancers on their toes until 
past midnight. 

Fall Fest 86' was wrapped 
up Saturday morning with 
soccer, blind sheet volleyball 
and 3-on-3 basketball finals. 
The turn out for Satuday events 
was poor. Mike Knotts, 
Intramural graduate assistant, 
said this was probably due to 
the earliness of the events and 
the fact that many people had 
gone home for the weekend. 

Despite the low turnout on 
Saturday, more than 150 
students entered Fall Fest 
events. Crowds in the stands 
watching the events numbered 
in the50's. 

"Although the turnout w 
not as high as we expected, 
least the students who stay 
here this weekend hi 
something to do," Meade 
said. "We also have some id 
of what and how to plan for 
similar major event in t 

The Intramui 
Department is currenl 
planning a similar fest for t 
spring semester. The fest w 
be a weekend event 
accordance with Preside 
Robert Alost's plan of weekei 
programming for NSU student! 



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i never know what you'll 




Ask for Bud Light. 

Everything else 



NOV. 18, 1986 


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The Student Activities 
Board has an opening for one 
Representative at Large 
position. To be eligible to 
apply, you must be in good 
academic standing. 

If interested, applications 
may be picked up in 214 Student 
Union. All applications due by 
4:30 p.m. on Monday November 

Flight Team 

The NSU Flight Team and 
one of its sponsors. Alpha Eta 
Rho, held a joint meeting at 
Shamrock restaurant on October 
29 in the private dining area. 

Larry Varnado and Don 
McWilliams, faculty advisors, 
visited the meeting briefly. 
This meeting was attended by a 
large portion of the 
membership. The main topics 
discussed and agreed upon were 
to recruit students for the 
program and to help raise 
money for more training aids. 
A flight simulator is needed. 

The NSU-Demon Flight 
Team won some individual 
awards at the recent Regional 
competition in Greenville, 

In the pre-flight inspection 
contest, NSU won both first and 
second place. Mark Sheppard 
of Natchitoches won first place 
and Alfred Johnson, Jr. of New 
Orleans placed second in a field 
of eighteen. 

Freshman Mark Echols of 
Shreveport placed fourth in one 
of the "spot" landing accuracy 

Our team is young and 
working very hard, and 
enjoying more support than ever 
toward national championship 

Last year's Top-Pilot in 
the USA, Mike Turk, and Buzz 
Dranguet were not eligible for 
competition this year due to 
the advanced aeronatic ratings 
they achieved since the last 
contest, but they were able to 
help in a large measure to 
coach and advise this year's 
young team. 

The team was honored by a 
visit from President Robert 
Alost, just before they departed 
for Greenville, Miss. His 
encouraging words and best 
wishes were warmly recieved. 

Business Center 

The Small Business 
Development Center at 
Northwestern is currently 
offering free professional 
counseling to Leesville and 
Vernon area small business 
owners and others interested in 
going into business. 

Appointments for 
counseling sessions may be made 
through the NSU Education 
Center at Fort Polk, 239-4503, 
for the second Thursday of each 

month, from noon to 4 p.m. 

Who's Who 

Fifty-six students from 
Northwestern have been 
selected for inclusion in the 
1987 edition of Who's Who 
Among American Universities 
and Colleges. 

Fred Fulton, director of 
student life, said the students 
from Northwestern join an elite 
group of students selected from 
more than 1,400 institutions of 
higher education in all 50 
states, the District of Columbia 
and several foreign countries. 

Students named this year 
from Northwestern are Mitzi 
Adderly, Tina Baccigalopi, 
Carol Baker, Penny Bishop, 
Tandy Jean Brown, Paula 
Burke, Laura Chandler, 
Reatha Cole, Jerome Cox, 
Johnny Cox, Jerry Davis, 
Melanie Dodd, Hanna El-Jor, 
Loretta Forque, Barbara 
Franklin, Courtland French, 
Robert Gage, Coy Gammage, 
Yvette Garrett and Kevin 
Greenhouse. . 

Also Leslie Gregory, Terri 
Griffin, Theresa Guillory, 
Robin Gunter, Melissa 
Hightower, Reginald Horton, 
Monte Johnson, Di-Onetta Jones, 
Karen Kinberger, Robert 
Knighten, Lisa Lawson, Lucy 
LeBlanc, Kristine Leone, 
Marvin Lewis, Rhonda 
Leydecker, Darrell Miley, 
Tommy Moore, Stacey Peterson, 
Douglas Plummer, Leonard 

Powell, Sylvester Roque and 
Paula Rubin. 

Other students included in 
Who's Who are Craig Scott, 
Chuck Shaw, Terrell Snelling, 
Gerald Spencer, Celena 
Strickland, Eric Sweeney, 
Regina Travers, Michael Turk, 
Mary Turner, Brenda 
Washington, Abby White, Lisa 
Williams, Eric Willis and 
Shawn Wyble. 


NSU students desiring 
tutoring in most subject areas 
can find help free of charge 
through the University's 
College Success Program at 
Kyser Hall 104. 

Tutors include Angela 
Lacour (English, math, science), 
West Mangney (math, science), 
Anne Prud'homme (English, 
math), Maria Burke (English, 
math), Elaine Hale (English), 
Len Powell (science, math), 
Trent Deverger (science, math, 
English), and Dan Medlin 
(psychology). Frances Watkins 
is director of special services, in 
charge of the tutoring program 

Tutors are available at 

most times on Mondays through 
Thursdays. Schedules are 
available from the College 
Success office or at the Learning 
Skills Laboratory at Kyser 243. 

Poster contest 

The Mystick Krewe of 
Louisianians is conducting its 
ninth annual poster contest 
commemorating the 1987 
Washington D.C. Mardi Gras 
Ball. A check for $1,000 will be 
presented to the winner. 

Deadline for all entries is 
December 1. Information may 
be obtained by writing 115 
Normandy Road, Lafayette, 
LA 70503. 


The Campus Women's 
Organization has elected 
officers for the upcoming year. 

They are Anita Pierce and 
Melanie Younger, co-chairman; 
Julia Hildebrand, vice- 
chairman; Shirley Smiley, 
treasurerl and DeAnn 
McCorkle, secretary and 
coordinator of special events. 


Bonnie McNeill of 
Alexandria will be featured in 
a senior voice recital Monday 
at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of 
the A. A. Fredericks Center. 

McNeill, who studies voice 


a) Five minutes into "The Lawrence Welk Show'.' 

b) About a week before your birthday. 

c) When you just want to tell them you miss 
them, and that you ate the last of Grandma's 
chocolate-chip cookies this morning. 

There's nothing grandparents like better than a call from a grandchild in 
college. But if you do accidentally happen to interrupt Lawrence, you 
ought to have something worth telling them. 

For example, you could mention that you called using 
AT&T Long Distance Service because you can depend on 
AT&T's high quality service and exceptional value. 

Aiid then you can tell them that AT&T gives 
you immediate credit if you dial a wrong 

And that you can count on AT&T 
for clear long distance connections. 
Finally, of course, you should 

quickly reassure them that 
|. youVe eating enough, 
Bk then let them hurry 
back to the TV to 
catch the rest of the 
Lennon Sisters' 
Blue Oyster Cult 


The right choice. 



at Northwestern under Dianne 
McNaron Collins, is a candi- 
date to receive her bachelor's 
degree in music from NSU in 

In the spring, she will 
enter graduate school at Tulane j 
University on a music 
scholarship. Her recital is 
being presented free of charge 
by the Department of Music and 
Theatre Arts. 

Concert choir 

The University Concert 
Choir, conducted by Dr. Burt 
Allen, will perform Monday at 
the Louisiana Music Educators' 
Association Convention in 
Baton Rouge. 

The 1 p.m. performance at 
the Belmont Hotel will be the 
second concert appearance by 
the NSU Concert Choir at the 
LMEA Convention in the past 
three years. 

Soloists for the choir 
include Stephanie Reynolds of 
Shreveport, Mark Self of 
Ringgold, Velveetha McShan 
of Natchitoches, Shavon 
Sullivan of Saline, Robert 
Patlan of Carizzo Springs, 
Texas, and Leah Luck of 
Columbia. Pianists are 

Christine Allen and Melva 
Walker of Alexandria. 


The Society for the 
Advancement of Management 
held a meeting on Nov. 13 to 
discuss a field trip to 
Shreveport the following 
week, the service awards, and 
the annual banquet. 

The SAM banquet will be 
held Dec. 2 at Lasyone's. Any 
member who has not signed up 
for the banquet should see Bob 
Clemmons or Dr. Marie 
Burkhead, advisor. Also, ' 
SAM's Christmas Festival 
booth is for sale to the highest 
bidder. Interested parties 
should contact Burkhead ii. 
Business Building 105. 

Hines/Gates a 

Lewis Hines and Marsha ^ 
Gates, both Natchitoches s 
residents and graduates of*' 
Northwestern, received specia; 
awards at the alumni banquet » 
which was held recently in 1 
conjunction with NSU's 102nd 5 
anniversary Homecoming. 

Hines, a 1964 graduate/- 
was recognized for his many ; 
years of service as treasurer of ; 
the NSU Foundation and also 7 
the NSU Alumni Association. * 
Gates, a 1975 NSU graduate * 
and president of the local - 
alumni chapter, was recognized 
for unselfish devotion to the ~ 
NSU Alumni Association. 

Hines is a local CPA and - 
Gates is an insurance agent. 

Current Sauce 

The final Current Sauce for 
the spring semester is 
scheduled for December 9. It 
will include a final 
examination schedule. 

Any articles that need to 
be published this semester 
should be turned in by noon 
Friday, Dec. 5. 




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NOV. 18, 1986 


Eighteen's gotta go 

Our great state of Louisiana leads the nation in many 
statistical categories. Unfortunately, most of them are negative. 

We are one of America's most illiterate state, but we spend 
more per student on education than do many states. We are also 
in poor economic shape, having become dependent on oil. And 
now we are the only state in the entire nation to still allow 
18-year-olds to drink. 

Thanks to this decision in Baton Rouge, we have 
lost. ..thrown out the window.. .15 million dollars in state 
highway funds. We're broke, but throw away $15 million. And 
that number is sure to grow. Meanwhile, no one can really tell if 
we can make up that amount on liquor taxes from the 18-20 age 

We've also become a haven for our college student comrades 
: in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Record numbers of younger 
- students are crossing into Louisiana to buy booze. Driving into our 
state and drinking. Isn't that something we preach against? 

It is sometimes admirable to stand alone, but this is not one 
of those times. One of fifty states allows 18-year-olds to drink. 

It's time we practice what we preach and try to eliminate 
some of our alcohol-related problems, such as drinking and 
idriving among youth. Louisiana says it wants to join the 20th 
century...but does it? We hope so, and hope the special session of 
^the Louisiana Legislature will be responsible. 
And vote the way they must. 


m ausm rmss m> cAum exit iNW&mx m siusa r\£ m 

If it's a trip, then it's got to be to Washington, D.C, 

I'll make no bones about it. 
I love to travel. 

But Fate has a way of 
sending me to one place, and one 
""place only. I can't seem to 
escape Washington D.C. 

I first visited D.C. several 
years ago, and returned for the 
third time in August with Mom 
and my little brother. I acted 
as the family tour guide, met 
old friends from high school 
now in school in D.C, and 
enjoyed the break between LSU 
summer school and the fall at 

I love the capital city, but 
three times in a four-year span 
was enough. 

Or at least I thought. 

Current Sauce advisor Tom 
Whitehead proposed a few 
weeks ago that several 
journalism seniors attend a 
national conference for 
investigative reporters. All 
the industry bigwigs would be 
there, he said. Sounded 
good...but of course it was in 

"Why can't it be Miami, 
Boston, or even Tucson ?," I 

asked myself. It can't be 
somewhere I've never been. 
Geez. Washington, one more 

Of course, the fact that it 
was in D.C. wasn't enough to 
keep me in Natchitoches for 
the weekend. 

While in Washington, we 
were kept both entertained and 
busy. Minutes after our arrival, 
I met Georgetown University 
basketball coach John 
Thompson in, of all places, the 
mens' room at National 
Airport. We talked for just a 

very brief minute as he got his 
shoes shined, but I was fired 

"John who?" was all Craig 
Scott could manage when I told 
him about that bathroom 
encounter. Obviously, he didn't 
share my enthusiasm. I did 
help him out, though. "Oh, 
yea, I need to get someone a 
Georgetown sweatshirt while 
I'm here." 

Great, Craig. I just met a 
sports celebrity, and he's 
making his Christmas list. 

Venturing to Hecht's 

department store downtown 
took up my afternoon. 
Everything was great (I didn't 
even use my Visa) until I left. 
Walking out of the store, I 
heard a gunshot. 

A gunshot? At 5:00, in the 
middle of Washington? No 

Wrong, John. Laying next 
to a McDonald's around the 
corner a man was bleeding. The 
Police (who got there fast) 


Writer complains of students not using student fees wisely 

Dear Editor 

I often hear students 
complaining that "there is 
nothing to do at NSU." They 
are wrong. The SAB works very 
hard to provide entertainment 
for the students. But they are 
too lazy to support activities. 

When you enroll at NSU, 
you pay a student association 
fee. To the best of my 

knowledge, this fee provides 
for all the events that are open 
to students having an NSU ID. 
The three semesters I have been 
here this fee has ranged- from 
$52 to $72. 

How well do students use 
this privilege? Let's say you 
attend the four home football 
games. You've spent $16. And 
if you are in Fine Arts, you may 
attend four more events because 

it is required. So now you have 
spent $32. You probably have 
four to ten events that you have 
bought tickets to that you will 
never attend. 

"Why am I writing this?" 
you ask. I have been to many 
NSU events that have lacked 
students. Tonight, I went to the 
Chinese Golden Dragon 
Acrobats and Magicians of 
Taipei, Taiwan. It was well 

attended by the Natchitoches 
community, but not well 
attended by students. It was an 
excellent two hours full of 
entertainment. And all I had to 
have to get in was my NSU ID. 

Where were most NSU 
students? Probably at Parkway 
Cinema. Well... you can see 
Soul Man anytime. But it is a 
once in a lifetime chance to see 
a famous Chinese company 

touring America, performing 
acrobatics, comedy, magic, and 
much more. I don't know anyone 
who wouldn't have enjoyed it. 

Would you enter a store, 
give the cashier $50, and leave 
with only $16 worth of 
merchandise. Then my 

suggestion to you is...gef off 
your butts. 

Michelle Norris 

Cox says God will help SGA, positive students needed 

Dear Editor 

Once again, in giving the 
glory to God, I thank him for 
having the opportunity to 
write as President of the 
Student Government Assoc- 
iation. Jesus will be playing a 
vital role through members of 
the Student Government 


As president, I can handle 
my job. I want any student at 
any time to come and discuss, 
with me, problems concerning 
their Student Government or 
any other area. Naturally, i 
would like to hear constructive 
criticism, or compliments, in 
person. I admit than I can 

improve as any young leader 
can. Thus, should someone 
possess the opinion that some 
improvements is needed then 
please inform me in person. I 
sought the position of SGA 
President for enhancement of 
student life and the good of 

An article appeared in the 

Current Sauce on October 28 
that did not help the image of 
NSU in any way, shape, or 
form. We should all aim to 
improve NSU and not create 
negative attitudes and 
publicity that detract from the 
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Incentive remains 
for season finale 


Sports Editor 

Saturday's Demon football 
season finale at Stephen F. 
Austin isn't as .important as it 
seemed just a week ago, before 
Northwestern's fumble-filled 
loss at Boise State last 

It's far from a meaningless 
game, however. 

The 31-17 defeat last week 
erased lingering hopes for an at- 
large berth in the NCAA's 
Division 1-AA playoffs. 
Despite falling out of the 
playoff picture, the Demons 
still have ample incentive 
against SFA, said head coach 
Sam Goodwin. 

"A win will give us a 
winning record and no worse 
than a tie for the conference 
championship," he said, "and 
will set the tone for next year." 

The Demons' 5-4-1 record 
has resulted from a 
rollercoaster-like season. It's 
that up-and-down pattern that 
gives Goodwin cause for 
optimism against SFA. 

"Our kids have bounced 
back from every defeat this 
year with a win," he pointed 


For the Lumberjacks, the 
1986 season has been either 
feast or famine. By that 
standard, drought conditions 
probably have set in on the 
SFA campus in recent weeks. 

The 'Jacks, co-conference 
champions last year, were a 
preseason Top 20 pick and won 
their first four games this 
season. A showdown with top- 
rated Nevada-Reno on Oct. 11 
went down to the wire before 
SFA lost a 34-27 shootout. 

Then came a 14-10 
homefield loss to Nicholls, a 28- 
14 loss at USL, a 28-7 defeat at 
Northeast, a last-minute 30-26 
heartbreaker at Sam Houston 
and last week's 34-28 loss at 
Southwest Texas. 

It all adds up to a six-game 
losing streak and an utterly 
forgettable season for SFA. But, 
Goodwin said, that doesn't 
mean the Lumberjacks won't be 
ready for Saturday's 7 p.m. 

"Stephen F. has been on 
the road for four straight weeks 
and being at home for their last 
game will be a plus for them. 
The last time I counted, they 
had 26 seniors on their roster. 

We have 19, so that's 45 kids 
who will be playing in their 
last college game. There should 
be plenty of emotion." 

Along with the conference 
championship, the Demons 
will be trying to regain 
possession of Chief Caddo. The 
7-foot-6 wooden Indian has 
resided in Nacogdoches during 
SFA's current three-game win 
streak in the 42-game series 
between the two schools. 

To take possession of Chief 
Caddo, the Demons will have 
to maintain possession of the 
football better than they did 
last week. Nine fumbles, six 
recovered by Boise State, 
paved the way for the Broncos' 
comeback victory. 

Boise State twice scored on 
the first play following Demon 
fumbles in a 17-point third 
quarter explosion. The Broncos 
added another touchdown in 
the fourth quarter before a 
belated Demon rally fell short. 

. "I won't make any excuses 
(for the fumbles) because there 
aren't any," said Goodwin. "All 
losses hurt, but when you beat 
yourself like we did, I guess 
that it hurts a little bit more." 

Leaning towards 1,000 


Junior running back John Stephens needs 152 yards rushing against 
Stephen F. Austin to complete his second-consecutive 1,000-yard season. 


Spikers bounced at 
Gulf Star tournament 


Sports Writer 

The Lady Demon 
volleyball season skidded to an 
inglorious halt at the Gulf Star 
Conference championships last 

Losing two straight 
matches without winning a 
game, the Lady Demon spikers 
finished last in the six-team 
tournament. The defeats 
stretched NSU's losing streak 
to eight straight matches and 
meant the Lady Demons lost 11 
of their final 12 outings in 1986. 

In the opening match, the 

spikers lost a 15-11 first-game 
decision to Southeastern, then 
dropped the next two games by 
wide margins (15-5, 15-3). 

In the elimination round 
match, the Lady Demons 
squared off against the host 
Ladyjacks of Stephen F. Austin. 
Although NSU and SFA had 
dueled in two five-game 
matches earlier this season, 
the Ladyjacks easily 
dispatched NSU at the 
conference meet by scoring a 15- 
3, 15-8, 15-7 victory. 

The defeats left the final 
season's record at 7-15, a slump 
from last year's 15-16 mark. 

Beasley turns the tables 

The Demon basketball 
team will have Thanksgiving 
dinner two days late next week. 
Instead of turkey on Thursday, 
they're having Wiley College 
on Saturday night. 

And for dessert, Don 
Beasley's serving a cupcake to 
his Demons on the following 
Tuesday, when East Texas 
State visits Prather Coliseum. 

If anybody deserves a 
break today, it's Beasley, who 
last year had to open with a 
three-game road swing that 
sent his first Demon team to 
Kentucky, Alabama and SMU. 

So, this year he's opening 
against Wiley College. And if 
you don't think the Wildcats 

are turkeys, consider that their 
head coach is 24-year-old Earl 
Claiborne - who was the 
"other guard" alongside Joe 
Dumars for Natchitoches- 
Central High School in 1979- 

Even if Claiborne dresses 
out and plays, his team doesn't 
figure to provide much 
opposition for Beasley's bunch. 

That's just fine. In a year's 
time, the shoe is on the other 
foot, and for a change, it's the 
Demons who are going to do the 

In just his second year, 
"Coach Beas" has assembled a 
formidable squad and a 
favorable early-season 
schedule. Instead of making a 
late-season run at 
respectability, the 1986-87 
Demons might be gunning for 20 
wins and a postseason berth. 

The guess from this corner 
is a 19-8 record and the Gone 
Soon Conference championship 
for the Demons. 

If that prediction holds 
water, then this year should 

indeed be memorable for local 
basketball backers. The Lady 
Demons may not be as potent as 
they were a year ago, but they 
won't be missing many beats. 

With Teressa Thomas, 
Lonnie Banks and Val 
Williams gone from last year's 
NWIT runner-up team, the 
outlook would not seem bright. 
But late-season showcase 
performances by senior-to-be 
Annie Harris, who had 37 
points against Northeast and 
LSU, showed the Lady Demons 
have somebody to pick up the 
scoring slack. 




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Sports Writer 

George Jones and his 
friends on the Demon 
basketball team are hoping to 
get some extra stuffing during 
the Thanksgiving holidays. 

Sure, a second helping of 
turkey dressing would be 
wonderful, but that's not the 
stuffing that Jones and company 
will be concerned with next 
Saturday night. 

Jones, a 6-foot-6 junior 
who's twice been an all- 
conference performer, will try 
his luck at stuffing against 
Wiley College in the Demons' 
regular season opener at 
Prather Coliseum. Tipoff is 7:30 
p.m. and students are admitted 
free with current IDs. 

Although head coach Don 
Beasley hasn't settled on his 
starting five, it's a lock that 
Jones will be included. Another 
safe bet is senior guard Vic 
Willis, but the remaining three 
starting jobs are still undecided. 

In contention are returning 
starters Gerald Bush and 
Freeman Williams, sophomore 
letterman William Young and 
transfers Johnny Smith and 
Jimmy McCrimon. 

Meanwhile, the Lady 
Demons make their 1986-87 
debut in Baton Rouge during the 
holiday weekend against 
formidable competition at the 
LSU Crawfish Classic. 

The Lady Demons open 
next Friday against 22nd- 
ranked North Carolina while 
Drake and LSU - both NCAA 
Tournament entries last year - 
- meet in the other semifinal. 

Returning starters Annie 

Greeks grab football crowns 

Movin' up 

Gerald Bush should play a pivotal role for the 
Demon basketball team this season. The senior 
forward shot 61% from the floor with Inside moves 
like this during last season. The Demons open play 
at home next Saturday against Wiley College. 

Harris, Sandy Pugh and C.J. 
Davis combine with Lori 
Martin and Kristy Harris to 
fill out the front five for head 
coach Pat Pierson, who led last 
year's team to a 25-7 record. 

The Lady Demons make 
their home debut on Tuesday, 
Dec. 2, in a doubleheader with 
the Demon men. 

The NSU women tip off at 
6 p.m. against Lamar and the 

Demon men follow with a 
contest against East Texas 
State. One night earlier, the 
Demons hit the road for a 7:30 
p.m. game at Centenary in 

The Lady Demons host 
their Christmas Classic on Dec. 
4-5, facing Arkansas Baptist 
while Southern Mississippi 
and Louisiana College meet in 
the other semifinal game. 

Intramurals had a busy 
week with Fall Fest "86, flag 
football championships, 21 
basketball, horseshoes, rifle 
shoot and volleyball games 
being held. 

The overall flag football 
championship finals were 
played Thursday the 13th 
before a small crowd in Turpin 
Stadium. Playing in freezing 
weather, Sigma Kappa and 
Alpha Phi Alpha defeated 
their opponents to claim the 
flag football championship 
titles in their leagues. 

Sigma Kappa defeated 
Phi Mu, 6-0, in double overtime. 
Rachel Heider, Sigma Kappa, 
led her team to victory by 
snatching an interception from 
Phi Mu and running 70 yards for 
a touchdown. 

In the men's division, 
Alpha Phi Alpha defeated the 
Steelers, 26-6, to claim the 
championship title. 

In 21 basketball, which 
was held Monday the 21st, 36 
sharpshooters came to the I-M 
gym to play ball. The 
Slaughterhouse Gang team of 
Todd Hebert and Joey Gauthier 
took top honors in the men's 
division, with the Alpha Phi 
Alpha Angels' team of Annie 
Bloxson and Sonya Dale 
claiming the top spot in the 
women's division. 

Terrell Snelling and 
Walter Litton, Slaughterhouse 
Gang, placed second in the 
men's division, with the teams 
of Marvin Below, Alpha Phi 
Alpha, Marvin Hamilton, 
independent, and Charles Ray, 

Lisa Darden 

Chevelos Maddlott, both 
independents, tying for third. 

In the women's division, 
Ginger Craig, Pop Tops, and 
Val Salter, Tri Sigma, placed 
second with two Alpha Angels' 
teams tying for third. The 
Alpha Angels' teams consisted 
of Paula Blanks, Clara 
Whitley and Colette Jones, 
Sara Harding. 

Horseshoe singles drew 
15 participants with Bobby 
Fletcher, Sigma Tau Gamma, 
placing first in the men's 
division and Dina Haynes, Phi 
Mu, placing first in the 

Damian Montalero, 
Theta Chi, placed second, with 
Therrel Henderson, Theta Chi, 
and James Rhea, Sig Tau, tying 
for third place. Amy Melancon, 
Sigma Kappa, placed second in 
the women's division. 

Horseshoe doubles drew 
only two teams, both Kappa 
Sigma. The team of Coy 
Gamma and Todd Keenan 
placed first with the team of 
John St. Andria and David 
Dailey, placing second. 

The rifle shoot, held 
Wednesday at the ROTC rifle 
range, attracted 24 

sharpshooters to test their 
shooting skills. The Sigma Tau 
Gamma #2 team came out on top 

with a team score of 102. h 
Although shooting with only :'. 
three team members, the Sig f 
Tau's managed to "outshoot 
teams consisting of four 

The winning team 
consisted of Bill Doane, < 
Richard Repp and Steve]! 
Chandler. Repp was the high" 
scorer of the day with a score of 
36 out of a possible 50. 

The second place spot ' 
was claimed by Kappa Sigma: 
#1 with a total team score of 96.!.' 
Team members were Mike Turk,; ' 
Scott Repp, Thomas Hardee! 1 
and Greg Jolley. 

Shooting a total team 
score of 78, Theta Chi toollj 
third place honors. Team- i 
members were Rick Fenoli,| 
Dewey Granger, Danny Em 
and John Hardwick. 

In addition to a vanetfj" 
of events, Intramural 
participants also continued: 
play in regular season • 
volleyball and attended Faliv 
Fest '86. 

With the semester 
winding down, students cam . 
participate in volleyball, coe4p 
2-on-2 basketball and coed 5-on-j.J 
5 basketball. Coed 2-on-l- i 
basketball is slated for 4 p.m. 
Thursday in the I-M gym 
Registration is prior to thf! > 

The last day to register) 
for coed 5-on-5 basketball iif 
Tuesday, with play scheduled 
to begin Dec. 2. Volleyball 
championships will mark the 
close of the fall 1986 
Intramural season. 

Demon harriers finish far back 


Sports Writer 

Two Demon distance 
runners finished back in the 
pack at the recent NCAA 

District 6 men's cross country 
championship meet at the 
University of Texas in Austin. 

Ronald Wilkins finished 
64th in the 88-runner field with 
a clocking of 34:13 over the 6.2 

mile course. Joe English 
82nd with a 35:18 time. 

The individual champi 
was Joseph Chelelgo of Texas 
with a 30:07 clocking. Arkansas 
won the team championship. 



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You certainly don't see 
that everyday in 


At the convention, I was 
surrounded by prep. Preppy 
clothes, preppy names, and 
preppy schools. 

Try explaining 
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Natchitoches" to someone from 
Yale. It's very hard. And they 
caught it better than the guys 
from Indiana, Colgate, and 

I ended up explaining 
"NSU" so much or just getting 
strange looks that my nametag 
ended up in my coat pocket. At 
least no one asked stupid 
questions anymore. 

And speaking of stupid 
questions, I broke one of my own 
rules: "if it doesn't have a 
price tag, then don't ask. You 
can't afford it." But a beautiful 
suit in Bloomingdale'swas too 
much for me. I had to know. 
After all, I had checks and a 

credit card. What more did I 

"It's on sale for $695," 
responded the smiling 
salesman. My heart started 
beating regularly a few minutes 
later. Hmm. A semester at 
college or a suit? I can't 

Compared to other D.C. 
prices, that wasn't bad. I was 
encouraged by the great 
salaries most editorial jobs 
offered, but was equally 
dismayed by apartment prices. 

"G'TOWN - One bedroom 
efficiency unit - $1600/mo., inc. 
utilities" was one such beauty 
in the Washington Post. My 
roommates and I don't pay 
$1600 for a three-bedroom in 
Natchitoches for a whole 
semester! No wonder Uncle 
Sam's in debt. He has to pay 
huge salaries just for his 
employees to live. 

Maybe we should move the 
Capitol to Tucson...ffen maybe 
I could have a new place to 

John Ramsey is a senior 
journalism major who has one 
more Sauce to edit. ..and then, 
who knows? 



C.J. Davis has made 
dramatic improvement at the 
low post. If freshman Missy 
Cathey can provide quality 
minutes off the bench, the Lady 
Demons won't miss a beat 


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Demons could be next for Southland 


Sports Editor 

Northwestern' s athletic 
program apparently is on the 
verge of joining the Southland 

Football and basketball 
schedules are being reworked to 
allow the Demons and Lady 
Demons to compete for 
Southland championships 
. and automatic NCAA playoff 
berths - in the 1987-88 seasons. 

Northwestern could be 
accepted into the Southland's 
ranks as early as January, when 

SLC presidents are expected to 
meet at the mid-year NCAA 

Caught in the collapse of 
the three-year-old Gulf Star 



Conference, which will fold in 
May, Northwestern had 
appeared destined for 
independent status earlier this 
year. The Southland offered 

membership to GSC schools 
Stephen F. Austin, Southwest 
Texas and Sam Houston State 
but didn't invite NSU into its 

The Southland's attitude 
toward Northwestern changed 
late last month when Arkansas 
State and Lamar announced 
they were leaving the SLC to 
join a new basketball and spring 
sports league (the American 
South) formed by Louisiana 
Tech, USL, New Orleans and 
Pan American. 

Another Southland 
member, North Texas State, 

reportedly is considering 
exiting the conference. 

Firmly committed to the 
SLCs ranks next fall are 
Northeast, McNeese, Stephen 
F. Austin, Southwest Texas and 
Sam Houston State. 

The league wants to add at 
least one more school to 
safeguard its automatic 
qualifier status for NCAA 
championships in 1-AA 
football, Division I baseball 
and men's and women's 



Season begins as thousands enjoy festival 


Monaging Editor 

It's beginning to look a lot 
like Christmas in Natch- 
itoches, as evidenced by the 
crowds of residents and visitors 
alike who turned out for the 
60th annual Christmas 
. Festival Saturday. 

People from around the 
country began arriving in 
Natchitoches as early as 
Thursday to prepare for the 
various activities, which 
traditionally include two 
parades and a fireworks 
display staged by Zambelli 
Internationale of New Castle, 

"The fireworks were the best 
ever this year," according to 
Northwestern student Eddy 
-^Broadway. "The whole 

Festival went great, but the 
fireworks were the best." The 
display, which reportedly cost 
$14,000, climaxed in a five- 
minute finale and the lighting 
of some 38 miles of Christmas 
lights strung throughout the 
historic district of 


Northwestern students were 
not the only ones enjoying the 
Festival, which drew over 
100,000 people to 

Natchitoches. "I love the 
Christmas Festival, and try to 
come as often as I can," said 
Molly Distefano, a junior at 
LSU. "I have friends here and 
we always enjoy every minute 
of it." 

Lise Marcus, from Northeast, 
agreed. "I'm from 

Natchitoches, and so I always 
make time for the Festival. 
Even though finals are next 
week, I can't stand to miss the 
fireworks and the lights." 

Mike and Angie Sibley, two 
life-long residents of 
Natchitoches, said the 
fireworks display was the most 
breathtaking they had seen. 
"I've seen quite a few of these," 
said Sibley, "but this one was 
without a doubt the best." 

"We like to watch the 
fireworks and show new people 
the sights," said James St. 



Spirits of 


The Spirit of Northwestern marching band leads off the Natchitoches Christmas 
Festival parade. Some 100,000 people watched the parade, fireworks, and turning 
on of the downtown lights. 

Math study sessions signal beginning of the end 



The University's Depart- 
ment of Mathematics is holding 
its first-ever final exam review 
for all math students Tuesday 
night at 6 p.m. in Kyser Hall. 

According to Dr. Austin 
I Temple, department head, all 
. math classes from Math 0910 to 
Math 1150 will hold study 
sessions to help Math students 
Prepare for finals. 

"Our entire faculty will be 
her j on Tuesday to help 
students," said Temple. "They 
will answer any questions on 
problems or concepts presented 
ln their math course, and they 

will work problems typical of 
those that will be on the final 

All sessions will be 
conducted in Kyser, and 
students will meet by . course 
number, not section number. 

Mathematics courses and 
their corresponding rooms for 
the study sessions are Math 
0910, room 209; 0920, room 138; 
1030, room 303; 1050, room 142; 
1060, room 406; 1090, room 333; 
1 1 40, room 309; 1 1 50, room 415. 

"Our department is trying 
to be very student-oriented, in 
keeping with the University's 
new attitude," commented 
Temple. "We hope our students 
will take advantage of this 
opportunity, and use it to 
prepare for finals." 

Final Examination Schedule 

FALL 1986 

Wednesday, December 1 0, 1 986 

8:00-1 0:30 a.m 1 0:00 MWF & Daily 

12:00- 2:30p.m.... Eng. 091 0, 0920, 1010, 1020 

3:30- 6:00 p.m 3:00 MWF & Daily 

Thursday, December 11,1 986 

8:00-10:30 a.m 9:30 TT 

12:00- 2:30 p.m 12:30TT 

3:30- 6:00 p.m 3:00 TT 

Friday, December 12, 1986 

8:00- 10:30 a.m 9:00 MWF & Daily 

12:00- 2:30 p.m 8:00 TT 

3:30- 6:00 p.m 2:00 TT 

Saturday, December 1 3, 1 986 

8:00-10:30 a.m 1 1 :00 TT 

12:00- 2:30 p.m 1 2.00 MWF & Daily 

Monday, December 1 5, 1 986 

8:00-1 0:30 a.m 1 1 :00 MWF & Daily 

12:00- 2:30 p.m 8:00 MWF & Daily 

3:30- 6:00 p.m Unscheduled Exams 

Tuesday, December 1 6, 1 986 

8:00-10:30 a.m 1 :00 MWF & Daily 

12:00- 2:30 p.m 2:00 MWF & Daily 

3:30- 6:00 p.m 4:00 MWF & Daily 

Wednesday, December 1 7, 1 986 
8:00-10:30 a.m Unscheduled Exams 

University looking for some Mickey Mouse attitudes 

Walt Disney Productions enrolls NSU administrators in people management courses patterned off Magic Kingdom 


Staff Writer 

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already ™ embers < in fact, are 
that go y al trym S to help achieve 

N orthSL representa tives from 
^th p , att ended the 
Pe °Ple Management' 

Seminar recently, held at Walt 
Disney World in Orlando, 
Florida. The three-day 

seminar was attended by Dr. 
Edward Graham, dean of 
instruction; Dr. Roger Best, 
dean of Fort Polk campus; Dr. 
Mildred Bailey, dean of the 
graduate school; Harold 
Boutle, director of housing; 
Loran Lindsey, director of the 
physical plant; Yvonne 
Richardson, administrative 
assistant to the president; and 
Dr. Roland Pippin, president of 
the Faculty Senate. 

The seminar was held by 
Walt Disney Productions, 
which is cited as one of the top 
10 in a list of most successful 
American corporations. The 
program is run by a select group 
of people who offer their time 

to share with others what it is 
that they do to be successful. 

President Robert Alost has 
been involved with the project 
since his days as director of the 
Louisiana School. In fact, Alost 
attended the seminar in July 
along with vice presidents 
James Haley and Dale Thorn. 
Alost asked Disney to present 
the seminar in Natchitoches so 
everyone at the University can 
be involved, but nothing 
definite has been set. 

What does Walt Disney 
have that can be of help to 

Plenty, according to 
Bailey, who said "we can train 
our employees using the 
(Disney) formula" of training of 
employees + communication 
with and among employees + 

care = pride. "A great deal of 
what we learned can be 
applied to NSU and 
transmitted to the students." 

Each of the 20,00C 
employees at Disney World 
attends a five-day seminar to 
learn the history and tradition 
of Disney and . how to 
communicate with others. "We 
can do the same with our 
faculty and staff," said 
Graham. "We should orientate 
our employees in the same 
manner. We can orientate them 
on the tradition and history of 
the University, as well as train 
them how to communicate with 

Graham also noted that he 
was impressed with the 
attention to detail and caring 
among Disney employees, as 

well as the team effort they 

Bailey and Graham both 
pointed out that the Disney 
employees were trained to be 
hosts and hostesses and treat 
their visitors to the Magic 
Kingdom as guests. 

"We can use that technique 
at our university," Bailey said. 
"We can treat students and 
employees at NSU like our VIP 

Bailey said that by using 
the Disney values , of 
friendliness, uniqueness, and 
quality, Northwestern can 
provide a friendly campus 
atmosphere. This, along with 
a quality education, will offer 
the best to students. Graham 
agreed, adding that the 
purpose of the University is to 

give students the best quality 
.education and learning 
experience possible. 

Since returning from 
Orlando, those who attended 
are working on meetings and 
workshops which will allow 
them to relate the ideas they 
learned to the faculty and 
staff, so that the University 
will be able to deliver 
education to students in a 
personal manner. 

They say through this 
students, faculty, and staff will 
begin to feel good about the 
University. "It's all in a 
mission stage now," said 
Bailey, "but we are working on 
applying what we learned to 
everyone. We've worked hard 
at it and learned alot which we 
hope to use at NSU." 

DEC. 9, 1986 

Housing changes explained by Boutte 




Mr. Harold Boutte, 
director of housing at NSU, has 
some new policies and some 
sound advice for all returning 
dormitory students who are 
heading home for the 
holidays. If his suggestions are 
followed, the possibility of 
theft will be minimized, and 
the return to the dorm much 
more convenient. The dorms 
will officially close on 
December 20, 1986, at 12:00 
noon, and will re-open on 
January 1 1, 1987, at 1:00 pm. 

Students who are returning 
in the spring of 1987 are 

allowed to leave their 
belongings in their room, but 
Boutte dx>es not advise this. 
Especially if the items are of 
great value. Theft is the main 
reason behind his actions. If an 
item is stolen from a student's 
room over the holidays, the 
university cannot be held 

Another reason why 
students, should take home all 
of their belonging is the 
possibility that they may not 
be returning. "There is a chance 
that a student may change his 
or her mind and not come back," 
Boutte said, "and I am stuck 
with a room full of personal 
belongings which I cannot 

touch. It is not fair for 
University, and it is not fa ; 
any student who would li 
occupy that room." 

If a student desires to 1 • . e 
items in the room, Boutte 
recommends that he p^ces 
them in the closets, and close 
the doors, to give the room a 
vacated appearance. 

Another policy, that 
Boutte is enforcing, is for all 
students to check out with their 
house directors and turn in their 
room keys. In addition, he is 
asking that all room changes be 
made prior to the holiday 
season. He is enforcing these 
rules for the safety of student 
property during, and after, the 

Christmas holidays. "There 
was the possibility that a 
student would return to his 
home town, and have his room 
key duplicated. Then upon 
returning to Northwestern he 
would request a room change. 
Even though he would return 
the original key, he would still 
have access to the room he had 
recently occupied with the 
duplicate." There is great 
emphasis on the check out 
policy this semester. If a 
student disregards the 
procedure, he will have to 
forfeit his or her room deposit. 

Boutte also suggests the 
room change prior to the 

Greeks form Junior Panhellenic 


Assistant News Editor 

and Phi Mu. The Inter- Junior Panhellenic printed which submitted material. 

Fraternity Council is the an all Greek newsletter which Junior Panhellenic members 

governing body for the male was distributed to active are Mary Miller, Sigma 

fraternities and Pan-Hellenic members and alumni during Kappa, president; Karen 

A new concept of Greek life is the governing body for the homecoming. The letters Deweese, Tri-Sigma, vice 

at black male and female national contained information from president; and Cindy Bethel, 

Greek organizations. each Greek chapter on campus Phi Mu, secretary. 

Northwestern this semester. 

A Junior Panhellenic has 
been created to introduce 
pledges of the three member 
sororities of National 
Panhellenic to the overall 
Greek social system and 

Panhellenic is the Greek 
governing body for national 
sororities. The word "Pan- 
hellenic" is a Greek term 
meaning "all Greek." 

Each college campus which 
has a Greek system consisting of 
nationally recognized and 
established chapters has a 
Panhellenic which acts as the 
local governing body for the 
chapters on matters concerning 
rush and intersorority 

At Northwestern, Pan- 
hellenic is composed of the 
national chapters of Sigma 
Kappa, Sigma Sigma Sigma 



Andrie, who was among the 
many out-of-town visitors who 
attended Festival activities. 
"We've been here 15 to twenty 

As the spirit of the season 
floated over the town, a parade 
highlighted by the Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band, 
as well as Northwestern's Miss 
Lady of the Bracelet, Kay 
Lane, Mr. NSU, Reginald 
Horton and Miss NSU, Reatha 
Cole, winded through the 
streets during the early 

'The crowds were great, 
cheering and fun," said Cole. 
'It was an honor to represent 
Northwestern to so many 
people who come to see the 

Although the fireworks 
display and the $165,000 
lighting program were the 
major attractions, participants 
vvere treated to numerous 
activities, including one-mile 
and five-kilometer races, a 
children's parade in addition 
to the main parade, boat rides, 
various food and novelty items 
and continuous entertainment on 
the riverbank stage. 

Festival activities ended 
Sunday with the, display and 
air show at the Natchitoches 
Airport and a Christmas 
Choral Festival, featuring 
church choirs throughout the 

The Christmas feeling that 
pervaded the Festival was 
summed up by Northwestern 
student Patricia Montano. 'The 
parade was showy, flashy and 
very bright, everything was so 
pretty. The fireworks were 
excellent, and all the 
lights.. .you have to stand there 
and look for a while to really 
see it." 

It's a mystery 

A group of students takes time to look over one of 
the exhibits at the Faculty Art Show In the A. A. 
Fredericks Center's art gallery, through December 19. 





DEC. 9, 1986 

Theta Chi 

Eta Omicron chapter of 
Theta Chi fraternity has 
announced its officers for the 
1 986-87 academic year. 

Serving as president is Joel 
Ebarb. Other officers are Rick 
Fenoli, vice president; Woody 
Hood, secretary; Damian 
Montelaro, treasurer; Will 
James, pledge marshall; 
Anthony Branham, assistant 
pledge marshall; Johnny 
Cleveland, first guard; Eric 
Cabrera, second guard; Anthony 
Branham, historian; and 
Raymond Miller, chaplain. 

Also, Mike Eid, librarian; 
Woody Hood, social chairman; 
Kelly Oates, little sister 
coordinator; Andy Harrison, 
rush chairman; Raymond 
Miller, assistant rush 
chairman; and Dan Kratz and 
Therrel Henderson, intramural 

Theta Chi also announces 
their newest active, Raymond 

Alpha Eta Rho 

The annual Christmas Air 
Show was held on Sunday in 
conjunction with the 
Natchitoches Christmas Fest- 

Despite poor weather, 
there was a reasonable turnout, 
according to Alpha Eta Rho 
members. The fraternity work- 
ed on traffic control as well as 
manned the concession stand. 
Members add that they 
appreciate those who showed 
up in the inclement weather to 


Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw, 
director of research at the 
University of Arizona College 
of Nursing, was the keynote 
speaker for the sixth annual 
Research Conference of the 
Southern Council on Collegiate 
Education for Nursing. 

The NSU Nursing 
Education Center hosted the 
conference Thursday and 
Friday the Regency Hotel in 

Dr. Patricia Moxley, head 
of the department of graduate 

studies and research in nursing, 
said the two-day program 
featured recent study findings 
by 66 nurse researchers 
representing 34 colleges, 
universities, state boards, and 
medical centers in 20 states. 


Dr. Bill Bryant, professor 
of art, won the "Best of Show" 
award at the annual Festival 
of the Arts in Lake Charles. 

Bryant's winning entry, 
entitled 'Suddenly They Were 
Gone," is a five-foot tall mixed- 
media sculpture which 
symbolizes the endangered 
whales. It is made of painted 
wood and masonite. 

The juried show was a 
southern states regional 
competition, and included many 
art faculty members from 
several Louisiana state 

Faculty art 

The University's annual 
Faculty Art Show will be on 
exhibit through next Friday, 
December 19, at the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery. 

The exhibit, which 
showcases the arts and crafts of 
art faculty members from NSU 
and the Louisiana School, 
officially opened last Monday 
with a public reception in the 

Participating are 
professors Rivers Murphy, Dr. 
Bill Bryant, Dr. Grady Harper 
and Dr. Mary Carolyn Roberts. 
Works by Tom Roberts, art 
instructor at the Louisiana 
School, are also included in the 

Book Exchange 

The SGA sponsored a book 
exchange this week, according 
to Don Davis. Although the 
exchange is officially closed on 
Tuesday, books may be brought 
to the SGA office anytime 
before the end of the semester. 

The purpose of the book 
exchange is to create a 
collection of textbooks for 
students to buy. The SGA is 
making an effort to get the 
buyer of a book together with a 

seller, to help students cut down 
on book costs. If you have a 
book to sell or one to buy contact 
the SGA. 

Paper Bag Show 

The Paper Bag Show, a 
selection of student work from 
Northwestem's Department of 
Art, is currently touring 
Louisiana, accordine to Eddy 
Hill, project coordinator. 

The schedule for the show is 
as follows: December 12-26, 
Bossier Parish Library, Bossier 
City; December 26-January 2, 
Shreve Memorial Library, 
Shreveport; January 2-9, 

Lincoln Parish Museum, Ruston; 
and Janurary 9-16, the show 
will return to Northwestern in 
the Orville Hanchey Gallery. 

On January 14 a reception and 
press conference will be held at 
the Hanchey Gallery. 


Walt Disney World in 
Orlando is sending its talent 
scouts on an eleven-city tour Jan. 
24-Mar. 8 in search of 
entertainers for the 1987-88 

Dancers, singers, musical- 
theatre performers and college 
musicians are needed like never 
before as the MGM-Disney 
Studio Tour, Norway 
Showcase, 900-room Grand 
Horidian Resort and Pleasure 
Island all open in 1988. As a 
result, Disney is casting eight 
full shows. 

A detailed audition 
brochure is available by 
writing Disney Audition Tour 
'87, P.O. Box 10,000; Lake 
Buena Vista, Florida 32830- 
1000. Feb. 24 and March 1 is the 
date for auditions in Dallas, as 
Disney will audition at both 
North Texas State and 
Southern Methodist 


Natchitoches business 
leader Ben Johnson has 
provided funding to the NSU 
Booster Club for a full athletic 

Athletic director Tynes 
Hildebrand said the 
contribution of $3,500 from the 
Ben Johnson Charitable Trust 
"is one of the largest single 
contributions to the Booster 
Club this year, and it will fund 
a full scholarship for a 
Northwestern athlete." 

Johnson is president of 
Winnfield Life Insurance 
Company and Winnfield 
Funeral Homes, Inc. He said 
the donation was made "to 
assist both Northwestern and a 
deserving, motivated student 
during the difficult economic 

Football winners 

Winners in the Demon 
Booster Club football 
fundraiser for November 16 
were Judy Hines, Shane 
Johnson, Crit Leone, Greg 
Stephens, Bill Sturkey, Ann 
Wilkerson, Sidney Williams, 
Rodney Robinson, Many 
Robinson, Mearl Byers, Yvonne 
Tobin, and David Levy. 

November 23 winners 
include Rochelle St. Marie, 
Bill Jones, Jack Brittain Jr., 
Carolyn Perot, Fred King, 
Marvin Gahagan, Bill Bass, 
and Mike Dillon. 

Current Sauce 

This is the last newspaper 
of the fall semester. 
Publication dates for the spring 
semester are January 20 and 27; 
February 3, 10, 17, and 24; 
March 10, 17, 24, and 31; April 7 
and 28; and May 5. 

As usual, the deadline for 
submission for any articles is at 
noon on Friday preceding 
Tuesday publication. 


Of the forty-five entries in 
the fall 1986 Argus poetry 
contest, nine poems by five 
poets were selected for special 
distinction. The poems, 
submitted anonymously, were 

judged by William Robert, 
professor of English. 

Leslie Gregory placed first 
and third, while Jack Bedell 
finished second. Six unranked 
honorable mentions were 
awarded. Thos are Jack Bedell 
(three poems), Maria Burke, 
Chandel Hessel grave, and 
Gynger Ingram. 

Out of fifteen fiction 
entries judged by Dr. Norman 
German, four were singled out 
for special distinction. Placing 
first through honourable 
mention, respectively, were 
Caprice Brown, Greg 
Burkehead, Dan Forrest, and 
David Wilkinson. 

Awards of $15, $10, and $5 
will be given for the first, 
second, and third-place winners 
in both categories. 

Submissions for the spring 
1987 poetry and fiction contests 
are now being accepted. 
Deadline for submissions to the 
contest is February 14, 1987. 

Dr. Norman German, 
faculty advisor, and Jack 
Bedell, editor, encourage 
submissions of any foreign 
language poems and short 
stories (with or withour 
translations) for a special 
section in the spring 1987 issue 
of Argus. Also being sought are 
"major-related" writings and 
drawings (such as computer 
art), original musical 
compositions and/or lyrics, 
photography, essays in 

biology, sociology, philosophy; 
and graphics from any of the 

Faculty members may also 
submit work. 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

The brothers of the Theta 
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Alpha Psi initiated seven 
pledges into their fraternity in 

The seven initiate were Mark 
Colomb, Andre' Kimble, 
Llewelyn Starks, Marcelis 
Horn, Patrick Wesley, Paul 
Price and Lawrence Seawood. 

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up Iran 


It seems the Great Communicator has finally 
messed things up. 

Ronald Reagan's greatest blunder of his 
mostly-successful presidency, the Iran arms dealing, 
has sent the President's popularity tumbling and 
caused to people to question Reagan's competency in 

Democrat or Republican, most will agree that 
something isn't right with the entire Iran situation. A 
nation which holds Americans hostage for 444 days 
turns around in just six years and buys American 
weapontry in exchange for their help in releasing 
hostages in Lebanon. 

And to top it, the "profit" of the sale, which runs in 
the tens of millions, was funneled to the Contra 
operation in Nicaragua. With these newest 
developments and the increased use of U.S. military 
force in Central America, many observers now parallel 
1986 to 1966, when Vietnam was heating up. 

Our allies, from Western Europe to the Far East, 
are dismayed at the two-faced statements from 
Washington. Reagan has staunchly crusaded against 
world terrorism, yet he sells modern weapontry to a 
nation which the administration "still considers to be 
a terrorist nation," according to secretary of state 
George Schultz. 

Reagan has made a mistake. Or several of them. 
This he has admitted to the American people. 
However, the President's biggest mistake is not what 
he has done, but who he has surrounding him. 

The Administration's Cabinet has had a history of 
shakeups and resignations in its six years. Iran will 
undoubtedly cause a few more. 

However, most of the crisis will probably blow 
over. Although it has the potential to become another 
Watergate, it probably won't. But it does cause 
Americans to wonder "who's in charge here?" 

During the first 1984 debate, Walter Mondale 
scored points with Reagan's seeming lack of technical 
information and foreign policy. The President 
brushed up, however, and did much better the second 
time around. Most actors can. 

But that question must again come up. Does the 
President really know everything that's going on? Of 
course not. That's what he has advisers. But if he 
indeed knew nothing of the Irah-Contra arms 
dealings, then some people have to go. 

If fueling confrontations in the Middle East and 
Central America were not enough, the United States is 
committing major public relations blunders. At a time 
when the Soviet Union's Mikhail Gorbachev is rated 
as that country's most charismatic leader ever and 
actually leads Reagan in European "leadership ability" 
polls, the U.S. finds itself in political hot water. 

Reagan said on television Monday that he feels the 
worst of the Iran situation is over. Maybe he's right. 
Perhaps the furor is subsiding. If so, the President can 
work on running the country and rebuilding the 
National Security Council. But if not, we may have a 
long road ahead of us. 

Ronald Reagan has probably learned a lesson on 
trust since this entire affair began. It seems you can't 
trust as many people as you would like to, or in this 
case, need to. 

Hopefully, he can bounce back from this situation 
and continue with a presidency that's been pretty 
productive thus far. Reagan has made no secret that 
he wants to be remembered as a great president. 

And this could be the one thing to ruin that dream 
of his. After all, Nixon wasn't all that bad, but all 
anyone remembers is Watergate... 


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In any country, Merry Christmas 

I don't dream about a 
white Christmas. Being from 
Sweden and living in 
Louisiana, I'm glad to be away 
from the snow. 

In fact, I don't dream of 
Christmas at all. With this 
weather I still think that it's 
early fall. 

So it felt a bit strange to go 
to the Christmas Festival this 
Saturday. The sun shone and it 
was almost summer, according 
to my built-in Swedish season 

While I watched the 
parade, different kinds of 
Christmas symbols, like Santa 
Claus hats and jingle bells, 
tried to convince me that it 
really is close to Christmas. 
With no success. 

But I enjoyed it, and I loved 
the Christmas lights, even if 
they didn't bring that nice 
Christmas feeling to me. 

Maybe it's not so much the 
weather and lack of snow that 
makes it hard to realize the 
season. Maybe it is being in 
another country and culture, 
with different traditions and 
festivals around the holiday. 

In Sweden, December is the 
darkest month of the year. The 
sun rises around 8-9 a.m. and 
sets around 3 p.m. And it is cold. 
So we curl up on the sofa with 
hot chocolate, hot spiced and 
mulled wine and gingerbread 

We have Christmas 
festivals in Sweden too, but we 
save the fireworks for New 

Year's Eve. 

One kind of odd Christmas 
tradition in Sweden is 

watching Donald Duck on 
television. At 3 p.m. on 
Christmas Eve 90 percent of the 
Swedes sit down in front of 
their TV sets and watch a Walt 
Disney show with cartoons for 
one hour. It is almost the same 
show every year, and whenever 
something is changed in it, 
Sweden is shaken. After the 
compulsory watching of TV, 
Santa Claus comes. 

I do feel sorry for you all, 



who never get to see Santa in 
action. In Sweden he knocks on 
the door, asks if there are any 
nice children around and comes 
into the house to deliver his 
gifts. So they can't fool us 
Swedish people...we know 
Santa is real. When Santa has 
gone we all dance around the 
Christmas tree and sing 
Christmas songs. 

Christmas celebrations and 
costumes differ quite a bit 
between countries, even though 
we all celebrate it for the same 
reason. Valerie Boivin, and 
NSU student from France, says 
that in her country, Christmas 
is not as emphasized as in the 
United States. Christmas 
displays in windows are not 
done until mid-December and 
Christmas lights in the streets 
are not lit until December 23. 
Christmas cards are sent as 
close to Christmas as possible, 
mainly for superstitious 


In France, Santa Claus 
arrives Christmas night, at the 
chimney, on a cloud or in his 
sled. It all depends on the 
family and what tale they 

Turkey stuffed with 
chestnuts is the traditional 
Christmas Dav meal in France. 
Christmas Eve dinner is also 
supposed to be a little extra. In 
Boivin's family they eat 
salmon, goose liver pate and 
drink champagne before they 
go out for the Christmas gifts 
under the tree. 

In Colombia, Christmas 
has more religious meaning, 
according to Patricia Montano. 
All homes in her country have 
their own crib. Some have big 
cribs, and a lot of people go 
there and pray every night 
during the weeks before 

On December 8, Colombians 
have a Candle Night. At 4 
a.m. everybody goes out and 
puts candles in front of their 
homes. This entices a lot of 
people out into the streets, 
despite the early hour. 

The Christmas gifts are 
given by "the little baby God," 
Jesus as a newborn baby, even 
though Santa has become more 
popular than before. Montano 
said that the influence of the 
United States is being felt in 
Colombia's Christmas, with 
the addition of the Christmas 
tree to their decorations. She 
says that Colombia needs" to 
hold on to their traditions. 

But whatever the language, 
it's still Merry Christmas. 

Making my list and checking it twice 

Are you sure it's the 
first 'A' he's ever made on a final? 

And what do you want for 

That seems to be a common 
question that we all get asked 
and that we all ask. 

Wouldn't it be nice if we 
put aside all this greediness 
and selfishness and didn't care 
what we were gettting for 
Christmas? Wouldn't it also be 
nice if we didn't worry about 
keeping up with the Joneses by 
giving more expensive gifts or 
giving gifts to people just 
because they gave us gifts? 

No, I guess it wouldn't be 
too nice. 

But just so long as we, 
realize the true meaing of the 

This year I've made a list 
(and checked it twice...) of the 
things I'd like to give some 
people for Christmas. 

Besides all that noble stuff 
about peace on earth... 

I'd like the first gift to go 
out to Alma Alost. Such a lady 
deserves so many things, but 
especially now since she has 
been thrust into the limelight 

of Northwestern, Natchitoches 
and the entire state. 

A retreat. I mean Ron and 
Nancy have Camp David and 
their California Ranch. 
Shouldn't Bobby, and 
especially Alma, have their 
own little place to go where no 
one can bother them and they 
can relax and maybe get some 
things done. 




Anyway, that's my 
Christmas wish for them. 

For John Ramsey, Doug 
Ireland, Chuck Shaw, Laurie 
Thornton, Leah Sherman and 
Rhonda Leydecker I have a 
very simple wish. ..a job. Good 
luck, guys. 

For Georgia Beasley and 
the rest of the recruiting 
team.. .seventeen recruiters, two 
computers, three computer 
operators, an unlimited budget, 

continued success...and a 
partridge in a pear tree. 

For all Northwestern 
students.. .silent nights in the 
dorm, hot meals roasting at 
PFM, a holly jolly semester and 
mama and daddy are coming to 
town (with money). 

For all Louisianians...a 
lottery and casinos. That's for 
you, too, Governor Edwards... 

For all the secretaries on 
campus (you, too, Bobbye) 
twelve days away from your 
bosses, ringing phones, 
complaints, computers and 

And for all of my friends 
who put up with me all year 
(you know who you are). ..all 
you get is thanks. 

And what do I want for 

Just a little peace on 
earth.. . 

Craig Scott is a senior who 
puts up his tree on 
Thanksgiving, wears red and 
green all December and suffers 
from terrible post -Christmas 







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DEC. 9, 1986 

Things were meant to be changed 

"What! No swan song in 
your last Current Sauce?!?!" 

Tom Whitehead's voice 
echoed through the halls. No, 
I didn't plan on writing a 
column this week. Between 
Accounting, Economics, job- 
hunting, etc., I haven't had 
much time to think about it. 

Besides, I reasoned, some of 

my staffs younger blood needed 
a publication day to do 
everything by themselves. I 
would only supervise, only 
write a story or two, and only 
speak when spoken too. 

That lasted about five 
minutes. I really threw Craig 
Scott, our incoming editor, for a 
loop with a twelve page paper, 

Writer praises new 
KNWD-FM format 

Pear Editor 

There have been many 
changes at NSU this semester. 
One change that requires 
special recognition is the 
improvement of our very own 
: KNWD. It has become the 
| radio station for the majority of 


students as well as various 
Natchitoches residents. 

KNWD has become a true 
alternative to the Central 
Louisiana "blah." Hats off to 
all who made KNWD a proud 
part of the new NSU. 

Ed Martin 


Army nurses are officers. They never 
lose status by moving, as so often happens in 
civilian hospitals. 

In fact, the Army encourages mobility 
and growth. You're encouraged to continue 
your education in clinical specialties such 
as Intensive Care, OR, Pediatrics, OB or 
Anesthesia and to attend conferences both 
inside and outside the Army. 

If you have a BSN and are registered 
to practice in the US or Puerto Rico, or 
you're still a student, talk to an Army Nurse 

It could be a very happy move. 

Ask your local Army Recruiter to contact 
the Nurse Recruiter for you, or call 
SFC Charles Ollar at (501) 664-4840. 


the Sauce's largest since 1981. 
It really wasn't an ideal 
situation to be trained (as if he 
needs any "training") in, so like 
always, I took a pretty active 
role in putting together this 

Glad I did, too. I saw our 
staff at work until the wee 
hours of the morning, and I'm 
convinced Craig and crew will 
do a good job in the spring. 
Undoubtedly, the new staff 
will make many changes. More 
power to them! Things were 
meant to be changed... 

And change we have. 
Seventy-one papers after first 
sitting down at the Editor's 
desk in 225A Kyser Hall, I can 
look back on the progress we've 
made... and the many problems 
we've encountered... since June 
14, 1984. 

On the good side, we've 
won the most prestigious award 
ever won by a state college 
newspaper in Louisiana...that 
of Five-Star Ail-American, as 
critiqued by the Associated 
College Press. The paper has 

looked good, and on occasion 
we've done some pretty good 
stories, too. I always liked it 
on Tuesdays when irate 

students called and asked 
"where the hell is the Sauce?" 
when it was just an hour late 
from the printer. 

At least they cared. 

There have also been times 
I'd rather not think about. I've 
had the entire SGA, a whole, 
fraternity, and countless 
individuals mad at me at one 
time or another... some the 
entire two-and-a-half years! I 
was constantly harassed by a 
small army of club public 
relations people, each of whom 
thought they deserved the 
front page, and I heard at least 
once a week of the "biased" 
coverage given my Kappa 
Sigma brothers in the Sauce. 

As for that, count 'em. 
Another fraternity and two 
sororities each have nearly the 
same number or more mentions 
in the paper over the last three 
years. Funny. We were never 
accused of being one-sided 
toward them. 

But say what you want. 
"The Boss" my freshman year, 
Lisa Williams, told me the true 
sign of how well the paper was 
going over was the number left 
in the purple boxes. In 1986, I 
can look at the big red boxes 
(things were meant to be 
changed) and more often than 
not, they are empty. 

We have a sense of pride in 
what we've done, and that 
pride is indeed 

the campus. My freshman year, 
I ducked comments that I was on 
the newspaper staff, and I 
really wasn't too proud of my 
University, either. But, things 
were meant to be changed. My 
feelings are totally opposite 
these days. I'm proud of the 
Sauce and NSU. 

I hope Northwestern State 
can become the University its 
name claims. A place where as 
freshmen students go to learn 
and have fun, but graduate not 
only older and "smarter," but 
proud of what they've done and 
with an attitude that permits 
them to listen and try to 
understand others. 

Maybe it sound a little Ivy 
League. Students at a small 
regional university in 
Louisiana just aren't like that, 

It's that very attitude that 
will keep us just like we are for 
many more years. 

Things were meant to be 
changed. So get to it...and 
make Northwestern great for 
me and every other alumni, 
past and future. \ 

And for you, too. 

John Ramsey is a 
graduating journalism major 
who at 9:34 Monday night had 
14,686 minutes left at NSU 
until commencement. 

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Reagan signed into law the 
higher Education Amendments 
of 1986. These measures extend 
current federal student aid 
programs for five years, 
according to Terry Faust, 
director of financial aid at 

Faust said that significant 
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as the definition of 
"independent student" and loan 
limits for student borrowers. 
The following are changes that 
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1. Borrowing Limits. For all 
loans which cover the cost of 

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Northwestern officials met 
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Confusion over the 
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ASU and Lamar want to 
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As money problems mount 
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outright closures. 

Mainly because of poor 
local economies, schools in 
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those threatened. 

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dwindling number of 18-year- 
olds and resulting money 
trouble would force as many as 
200 colleges — most of them 
private schools - to shut their 
doors by 1990. 

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problems in many farm and 
energy states are leading some 
state legislators to propose 
closing or merging "marginal" 

In Louisiana, the Board of 
Regents have said they would 
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£ut programs at all institutions. 
Board members fear state 
budget cuts will force at least 
one state college to shut down. 
But William Arceneaux, 
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education, insists no Louisiana 
colleges will be shut down. 

"There are lots of 
alternative actions we can take 
like raising tuition, limiting 
enrollment, and cutting 

services," Arceneaux said. 

A recent plan by the 
Dallas Citizens Council to 
merge four traditionally black 
private schools to create one 
"fiscally responsible college" 
with wide community support 
was rejected by the colleges. 

"We're going to tough it 
out. The idea of merger just 
went over like a lead balloon 
with all four colleges 
involved," states Love Johnson, 
spokesman for Bishop College, 
one of the institutions slated for 
the merger. 

"It's outside groups saying 
merge," he continued, adding 
"it would bring together a great 
deal of debt, but each college is 
unique and all are surviving. 
None of us expect to go under." 

In Montana, the state's 
University System commis- 
sioners have said they make 
close or merge campuses to cut 
higher education costs. 
Likewise, Colorado governor 
Richard Lamm want to close 
some of the 14 state-run 
community colleges and turn the 
campuses into prisons. 

Texas education officials 
have proposed merging North 
Texas State and Texas Women's 
University, and Texas Southern 
University and the University 
of Houston-Downtown campus. 
Also, plans to close East Texas 
State, Pan American, and 
several smaller state schools 
have also been discussed in the 
wakes of huge state budget cuts. 

In several other states, 
mergers and closings are 

already stark reality. In 
Nebraska, the Southeast 
Community College closed its 
Fairbury campus in October, 
forcing students to attend 
classes 25 miles away in 
Beatrice. A devastated farm 
economy forced all state 
agencies to cut their budgets. 

In August, the Catholic 
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because of a mounting budget 
deficit and declining 

At the same time, Antioch 
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Novcnbci 10. 1906 

The Student Government Association was called to order at 6:36 p 
by Tommy Moore. The pledge was led by Beth Eitel and the prayer 
led by Myles Parker. Eleven senators wete present. Those memb 
absent were Elaine Burleigh, Dave DeCuir, Oonald Hall, Ang 
LaCour, Michael Mason, Brian White, Jackie Strickland. Mia Manu 
Ruth Eitel and Charlotte Zimvalt. M Cotton explained the deta 
concerning the United Savings Association National Discount Ca 
There is no rh.irge to sponsor thr c»r<1 »nl U <-*n lw unfrfl 
students, (acuity and stall ot NSU ai any business in any city t 
honors the card. A USA representative would solicit businesses 
the Natchitoches area. Cathy Busken explained that during 
spring semester, the primary purpose of Counseling and Guidance 1 
Section 2, will b* to market a completely new image for SGA 
encouraged all members to pre- tegi stc t for the class. If anyom 
any questions, her office is in Boom 104 of the TEC Building, pi 

He I ley Robe : t son I Publ it Relat i ons Co-Chai tman ) announced that 
is "Diking on a flyer which will include the accomplishments of 
this semester. Also, she i s compi ling an SGA si ide show . 


Hann* El Jor II 

International Stud* 
Thursday at 6*ifl n 
requested that 
Kousi ng ) because 

temational Representative! am 
Association is meeting 
in room 222 in the Student 
EGA member 5 support Resolution (S0C2 
11 help the international students 
and Camille Hawthorne f 

:cd that the 
every other 
Union. He 
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to complete \ a: i 

Uf tently 


Richy Trum (Treasurer) explained how 
order s and requi s i t ions . 

Jerome Cox i Commi ss ionei of Elections! stated 
preparing for next semester's elections. 

Caprice Brown (Secretary! requested that senatots consider whether 
SGA will or will not pay $200.00 for half of the float that the 
Queens will ride on for the Christmas Festival parade. Also, if SGA 
is going to sponsor anyone in the Miss LOB pageant, the cost is 
$10.00 per participant. 

Tommy Moore (Vice President) reminded members that all expenditures 
must be discussed with Johnny Cox and Richy Trum befor-hand. Mr. 
Fulton is forming a committee of twelve students and five faculty 
members to consider the merging of SGA and SAB. He thanked senatots 
for writing bills, but Requested that future legislat:cn be more 
wot thwhi 1* . He requested that members be th i nV Ifij) of ways ' C 
Improve our image. 

Johnny Cox (President) announced that members will be brcu^ht up fct 
impeachment next week. At the next meeting he will explain the 
functions of the Board of Trustees . the Boa rd of Regents, ADOS and 
WCC . He thanked Michelle Beasley for doing a good 50b with 
Homecoming, Members who still need ro write « bill or resolution 
should see him after the meeting. He stated that lie tefused to not 
have quorum and that we will have it next week. I'll speak with 
each member personally and they will not be missing any more 
meet ings . 

rnuiil Ttf f BFCORTS 

thanked Johnny Cox, Jerome 

given during the organisation of the Association. 

Sue Lee (international Rept esentat i ve ) announced that the 
International Dinner sponsored by the BSU on Halloween night was 
very successful. The posters and flyers that SGA c 1 r cul a ted are 
very helpful . 

Michelle Beasley (Homecoming Chairman) thanked Mr. Fulton, Johnny 
Cox , Cam lie Hawthorne , SAB and the Homecoming Commi t tee . 
Everything went well. 


Martin Maley announced that he feels that there are many other ways 
to work for SGA and that senat ur s should not be 1 «.- , ■ 1 red to write a 
bill or resolution. 

Cam 1 1 1 e Haw t nor nc cong 1 a t u la ted Ml Che 1 If ucasley and Scnya Ri gaud 
foe doing a guod - :t on Homecoming. In regards to merging, SGA and 
SAB should keep in mind what their purposes arc. She encouraged SGA 
to be persistent with bills, regardless of if it's minor or not. 
She apologized for the cancellation nf Regency 's performance last 
week and invited everyone to attend the Chinese acrobats on Tuesday. 

Gyr.ger Ingram [funked SAB and Al Cotton (o 
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Faculty members awarded CURIA grants 


Contributing Writer 

The University's Council of 
University Research Institute 
Administrators (CURIA) has 
awarded grants totaling $4,795 
to support the scholarly 
research efforts of five faculty 

Dr. Mildred Bailey, dean 
of the School of Graduate 
Studies and Research, said the 
faculty research grants which 
were funded for the 1986-87 
academic year range from $362 
to $1,320. 

The five principal 
investigators who were 

awarded faculty research 
grants through CURIA are now 
eligible for special cash 
awards to given at the NSU 
Research Conference scheduled 
for fall, 1987. 

For the first time in the 
history of CURIA, two awards 


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She said judging of the five 
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Republic in mid-December to 
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Project fieldworkers. He will 
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cloud forests, particularly the 
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Dr. Donald Hatley 

of $1,000 each will be presented 
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Dr. Walter Holmes 


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Library in Baton Rouge, and the 
Library of Congress in 
Washington, D.C., to locate all 
of the extant ex-slave 
narratives collected by the 
Louisiana Federal Writers 

Dr. Nancy Morris 

Dr. James Lin, professor of 
genetics, $1,000 to study the 
reversion of peptidase-B null 
mutant of Chinese hamster 
ovary cells. 

Dr. Kenneth Williams, 
professor of Herpetology, $989 
in support of continued research 
in herpetologically-unexplored 

Dr. Kenneth Williams 

to improve third-grade 
students' comprehension of 
stories and to explore the 
effectiveness of the strategies 
in relation to whether or not 
the stories are based on 
situations and events that are 
familiar or less familiar to the 


a) When the president of Phi Gamma Delta 
asks you to Saturday night's Fiji Formal. 

b) After raquetball class, to tell him that the 
instructor with the Australian accent and 
those blue eyes did wonders for your serve. 

c) When you just feel like telling him you 
miss him after all. 

Maybe you shouldn't tell him everything that's going on 
But if you still care about him, why not call and whisper 
some sweet things he'll never forget? 

Like why you call using AT&T Long Distance Service, 
and why you trust AT&T's high quality service and 
exceptional value. 

When you tell him that AT&T gives you imme- 
diate credit if you dial a wrong number, he won't 
be able to get you out of his mind. 
And telling him you can count on AT&T for 
clear long distance connections will drive him 

All of which will prob 
ably inspire him to 
drive out for the 
weekend, giving 
you an excuse to 
blow off that silly 
frat party after all 


The right choice 

® 1986 AT&T 

PEC. 9, 1986 


Still getting 'Sauced' after 73 years at NSU 


k . ■■ .X - I i A K I J. I X ^^...^^N^l^N/^K 

Sauce has survived years of change to remain Northwestern newspaper 


rom its beginning as a 
tiny club bulletin in Feb- 
ruary, 1914, North west- 
enern State University's weekly 
tmewspaper, the Current Sauce, 
has seen many changes in style, 
■^content, and format in its 73- 
soyear history. It has evolved, 
(^through these changes, into 
oiwhat it is today...a paper 
which accurately and 
^professionally represents its 

The Current Sauce 
started as a four-page tabloid 
published bi-weekly as the 
official publication of the 
Contemporary Life Club, an 
academic-social club of the 
Louisiana State Normal 
College. According to the 1914 
Potpourri, the Contemporary 
Life Club was an organization 
of "the students in the Normal 
following the Social Science 
course..." The Potpourri states 
"The name adopted by the club 
is 'Contemporary Life Club,' its 
motto 'Behold Progress!,', its 
colors emerald and white, and 
its official publication, Current 

Also, according to the 
» yearbook, Dr. Leo St.Amant, an 
I instructor at the Normal and an 
honorary member of the 
Contemporary Life Club, was a 
key figure in the founding of 
the paper. 

Why the founding 
"members of the student 
newspaper chose to name it 
Current Sauce is unknown, 
"jalthough from references found 
-in early papers the name was 
an attempt to carry the French 
''tradition of Natchitoches, and 
S^means "current news" or "current 
gossip." In fact, a 1915 copy of 
the newspaper asks "what's 
the latest sauce?" in a gossip 

The Contemporary Life 
Club continued to edit the 
Current Sauce for four years 
after its founding. In 1918, a 
major shakeup occurred. 
Instead of being just a 
Contemporary Life Club 
publication, the Current Sauce 
became the official organ of 
,both the Alumni Association 
and the student body. Reasons 
for the switch are not known, 
but it can be assumed the 
editors of the paper were 
simply trying to broaden its 
scope to serve the entire 

In 1961, the constitution 
•of the Northwestern State 
College Student Government 
Association made the Current 
Sauce the official SGA journal, 
requiring a reporter at each 
meeting and that the minutes of 
all SGA meetings be published 
in the paper. However, the 
Current Sauce since 1961 has 
been inconsistent in dealings 
with the SGA, only choosing to 
run the minutes about 60 percent 
of the time. Several 
newspapers from the 1970's also 
noted newspaper-student 
government friction, not an 
uncommon problem on most 
college campuses. Despite the 
problems, though, the Current 
Sauce is still officially the 
SG A's journal. 

Today, the Current Sauce 
3 is published by students of 
I Northwestern State University 
I and is advised by a faculty 
member from the Department of 
Language Arts. 

For 21 years, the Current 
'■ Sauce was published every 
" other week. In 1935, under 
editor Ray Winn, the paper 
became a weekly. It was not 
until 1955, however, that the 
Current Sauce was published 
during a summer term. 

For comparison purposes, 
' the 1914-15 Sauce ran six issues, 
while the 1985-86 Current 
Sauce published 27 issues, 
including three in the summer. 

In the beginning, the 
Current Sauce was published on 
' alternating Thursdays. In 1954 
the publication date was 
switched to Saturday, as the 
College held Saturday classes 
then. This day proved 
unsatisfactory, however, and in 
1957 the Sauce publication date 
was again changed...this time 
to Friday. According to the 

newspaper, the switch was 
made because a poll of 
Northwestern students showed 
the date to be more popular. 
Those concerned were hesitant 
at first, the paper said, since 
they thought it might interfere 
with local weeklies (primarily 
the Natchitoches Times) that 
also published on that date. 

The last switch was 
made in February, 1971, when 
the Current Sauce became a 
Tuesday publication. Several 
reasons caused the switch, 
according to the February 9, 
1971 issue. Among them was 
the cancellation of Saturday 
classes, as students went home 
early and didn't see Friday's 
paper until Monday. Also, the 
advertisers favored an earlier 
publication, and Tuesday 
publication provided a more 
favorable schedule for the 
printer, the Natchitoches 

When the Current Sauce 
was started it was first printed 
at the Natchitoches Times. 

Beginning in 1957, the Sauce 
was printed entirely on- 
campus, using equipment and 

typesetting equipment arrived 
on campus, ushering in a new 
era of independence for the 
paper. The 1985-86 Sauce was 
produced using a Compugraphic 
MCS--2000 system, but 
excessive costs forced the 1986- 
87 staff to trade in that 
equipment for the newer, "state 
of the art" Apple Macintosh 
system. This hardware was 
purchased for the price of a one- 
year lease on the 
Compugraphic system. Actual 
printing is still done by the 
Natchitoches Times press crew. 

The switch to the Times 
in 1969 brought about a change 
for the paper, as the letterpress 
process of production was 
dropped in favor of the more 
modern offset printing. Type 
was no longer set on a Linotype 
machine. Instead, computer 
equipment photographically 
transferred it to paper. It is a 
much faster and more versatile 

The Current Sauce has 
been somewhat of a nomad on 
campus over the years, settling 
in several different buildings. 
Current Sauce offices were first 
located in Caldwell Hall, 

j . located in L.aidw< 

proclaimed a first for 
Northwestern. ..classified ads 
in the student newspaper. This 
was not the case, however, as 
they were beaten by sixty 
years. The fourth issue of the 
1914-15 Sauce, the oldest in the 
Watson Library's Louisiana 
Room, contains a column of 
"Classified Ads." 

Among them are ads 
reading, "Wanted: A 
guaranteed freckle remover. - 
'Speck' Holland." and 
"Wanted: A Current Sauce. 

Several times in the past 
twenty years, the Current Sauce 
has devoted many pages to 
local and national elections. 
This, again, was not new, as it 
was done by the 1915 Sauce. 
World news, featured 
prominently in the Current 
Sauce as late as 1982, was 
featured in the 1916 Current 
Sauce under the heading of 
"World Happenings." 

Social issues were 
tackled by the Sauce from day 
one. While today's newspaper 
may feature AIDS or racism, a 
1915 Current Sauce featured a 
story about a Miss Newell 
speaking to Normal students on 

has varied greatly, too. Staffs 
have tended to become larger 
and more specialized, with 
section editors for the news, 
sports, and features divisions. 

Women have played a 
major role in the history of the 
Northwestern newspaper. 
From the 1914 editor, Ethel 
Merrill, to the 1983-84 editor, 
Lisa Williams, women have 
served as editor during 32 of the 
paper's 73 years. The gender of 
the editor has tended to come in 
trends: the first eight editors 
were all women, while from 
1934-56 there were only three 
female editors. 

Until 1956, staff 
members of the Current Sauce 
volunteered their time to the 
paper, or worked on the Sauce 
in various journalism classes. In 
1956, the editor was granted a 
scholarship defined as "a 
stipend equivalent to the total 
cost of infirmary fee, laundry, 
meal ticket, and rental of any 
dorm room," by the 1957 NSC 
handbook. That year the 
business manager was allowed 
a commission of 20% on the 
advertising he sold, providing 
it did not exceed the amount of 

one full scholarship. 

In 1957, the business 
granted a 

and by 1986 reached over $400 
per month. 

Northwestern currently 
pays its editors pretty well, 
especially in comparison to 
other regional universities. 
According to information 
supplied by other Board of 
Trustees institutions, the editor 
of Current Sauce is one of the 
highest-paid editors...and 
student leaders... in the state of 


One can see vast changes 
in format of the Current Sauce 
from 1914 to the present. The 
pages have tended to become 
more specialized over the years 
with each page being devoted 
to one particular thing. 

The first papers 
contained no illustrations or 
photographs, and had only 
three wide columns of copy per 
page. Nothing broke up the 
grey space except headlines, 

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Freshman Demons 
Boast 5-0 Record 
With Don Beasley 

Don Beasley, freshman basket- 
ball coach and standout quarter- 
■j-^ -m u -"'k for the Demons last year has 
vO r~m ^" Ilcc essful switch from 







i to the hardwoods in 
•on as a Northwestern 

!'* early l9oo\ 
„ According iri ci;i , 

guided his fresh- 
Maiisio!,* 1 unblemished 
five straight 

S ;il id,. 

rcsdshaw Sinks Demons in Final 25 Second 

by David Miller 

The thrill of victory and the 
agony of defeat were both felt 
in the final seconds of the North- 
western-Tech football game play- 
ed at State Fair Stadium Satur- 
day night. The magnificient play 
put forth by the Demons was all 
in fain as La. Tech's last all out 
effort proved fatal when Terry 
Bradshaw let fly with the inevi- 
table, a l ong bomb tr» J^-^ 1 - 


goal and QB Don Guidry connect- 
ed with end Al Phillips for a 
13 yard touchdown pass with on- 
ly seconds left to give North- 
western a comfortable 19-7 lead 
at trie break. 
Early in the 3rd quarter the 

if the Demons were destined to 
win over the Bulldogs,' but the 
game wasn't over yet. 

Louisiana Tech took over again 
with 11:41 left in the game as 
Bradshaw dove from the 1 to 
make it 35-33. Things looked a 

Bulldogs came alive as Bradshaw k little dim for the Purple and 

teamed up with Larry Brewer for 
a 7 yard TD pass with 12:20 on 
the clock. As if on cue the Dp- 

Friday, February 7, 196E 

Construction Begins 
On Biology Budding 

Construction of the new bio- 
logy building which will cost, ap- 
proximately 1.7 million dollars, 
has begun and should be com- 
pleted within 18 months. 

The three-story building will 
include additional teaching and 
research space which is greatly 
needed at this time. The plans in- 
clude nearly 59,000 square feet 
of floor space. 

The first floor will be devoted 
to general biology, botany, cell 
physiology and """wit olant 

tflYnnnmv .on/1 . 

era! storage for the entire build- 

One large 

refl .wBoa^ Vt'vdaV' 

the TheSt^ . n -^crea^ 

White for a while as the ball 
exchanged hands twice before the 
Demons came through like true 
champs. After a 78 yard drive 
it was again the Guidry-Phillips 
duo that put tht Demons back 
in the lead with only 5:15 left. 

After the Bulldogs resumed 
possession of the ball it looked 
as if a hero was made and the 
game was over when safety Job" 
Boogaerts intercepts 
shaw pass v '" 

had paid off, but the dazzled 
Demons slacked a little too soon. 
The Bulldogs were still very 
much in the ball game with the 
powerful Bradshaw calling the 
shot. And as everyone had wit- 
nessed throughout the contest, 
Bradshaw was capable of a mir- 
acle. With Ken Liberto running 
as if it were for has life, Brad-, 
shaw let fly a fabulous pass that 
ended up in what looked like 
the hands of defensive safety 
Ken Hrapmann, but when the 
dust had cleared it was Liberto 
scampering 82 yards for the long 
touchdown "bomb" Gol- 
mon kicir ; - 13 

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Dr. Robert Alost, dean of the 
College of Education since 1975, has 
resigned from his position at Nor- 
thwestern to accept the position of 
director of the new Louisiana School 
for Math, Science and the Arts. 
jAlost has been unamiously ap- 
" gctor by the board of 
vho met at 

Leopold Caspar! 

first picture ever run 
in Current Sauce 

of the most exciting things to happen at . on campus. Center for the Historv of 1 on.^iaJ 

Northwestern and added, "if, one of Before working at NSU, Alost Education The Sh lSSSS which 

those things that makes you want to get taught for on year t Alexandria Professiona , Development Center and cardina 

out of bed in the morning and go to Jumo r H ,gh School and two years at the Distinguished Faculty Chi ir * Hea^ 

work." Central High School of Baton Rouge Northwestern 

Governor David Treen, who was at an d was a teacher and coach at 

Northwestern to dedicate the new Istrouma High School of Baton Rouge 

school, said the school is "an op- for three years. 

manpower from the NSC 
Graphic Arts Department. 
According to a front page story 
from April of that year, it was 
the only college paper in the 
state of Louisiana at that time 
which was produced by 
students from beginning to end. 
Dr. Charles Wommack, present 
head of the Industrial 
Education Department, helped 
with the printing of the first 
issue done in Graphic Arts. 

In November, 1969, under 
editor (and SGA president) 
David Precht, publication was 
switched back to the 
Natchitoches Times. Precht 
wanted to make the paper a 
full-size broadsheet, but the 
Northwestern Graphic Arts 
Department did not have the 
necessary equipment. From 
that time until 1985, the 
Current Sauce was typeset by 
the Times staff and pasted up 
on Mondays at the Times 
building. In 1985, new 

portunity to challenge every bright 
mind in our state." 

jwil l bring 1 1th and 12th 

followed by the old Student 
Center, Russell Hall, Warren 
Easton Hall, South Hall, 
Bullard Hall, and finally 
Kyser Hall, where the Sauce 
officers are still located. 

In 1986, the Cwrrenf 
Sauce and its yearbook 
neighbor Potpourri agreed to 
share offices, making the 
newspaper office into a 
newsroom and the yearbook 
office into the layout room. 
The entire second-floor 
journalism suite is shared by 
the two publications, and both 
publication editors have 
private offices. 


Although many special 
features run by the modern-day 
issues of Current Sauce are 
thought to be "new" and 
"firsts," this is not the case. In 
1972. the Sauce proudly 

Alost is a graduate of Bolton High 
School of Alexandria, received 
bachelor and master's degrees from 
Northwestern and earned the doctorate 
degree in education from Louisiana 

e Louisiana 

the feminist movement. 

The Sauce has also gone 
head to head with 

administration of the editor was given a half-time 
University. During V.L. Roy's scholarship. In 1959, more staff 
tenure as president during the members began to receive pay 
twenties and the depression, for their work. By 1960, the 
the Sauce constantly questioned Sauce staff divided an 

equivalent of two full 

By 1968, the Current 
Sauce was receiving four 

Paper 1 

A frequent speaker for educated 
meetings throughout the South, Alos' Verb 
has published articles in numerous 
professional journals, including ,g * 
"Louisiana Schools," "LAHPE" _ ' 191 • 
Journal," "The Boardman," and P a ge st 
"Louisiana Education Research ,^ rarr >ps 
Association Journal." With tl 

Active in civic activities in* th { tr >e irre 
Natchitoches area, Alost is a forme' crowd 
p reside nt of the Natchitoches Parish avvay 


_ om merce and tn f worrit* 
scholarship and the associate 1 ■ jj, y<- thernsel 

, in the 

and they were small (14-18 P • 

In 1915, the Sauce ran 

last s 

administration policy. Roy 
was very strict on curfews, 
forbid dating in town, and even 
banned Coca-Cola from the 

campus. Obviously, these were scholarships, each worth $89 

not popular statements of per month. Editor David 

policy during the freewheeling Precht successfully petitioned 

1920's, and Normal students let the SGA for more funding that 

the president know it through year, and when the next 

their student newspaper. constitution was written it read 

that there was no limit of 

CHANGING TIMES scholarships that the Current 

Just as the physical Sauce could receive. The 

newspaper has changed much scholarship amount by 1973 

over the past 73 years, the staff had increased to $174 per 

makeup of the Current Sauce month for a full-time position, 

first picture. It was of Cap»* g^^" 
Leopold Caspari, considejj consem 
the father of the Normal. v of CO rd 
picture went with a sWjj- a 
announcing the death , par agra . 
Caspari, and was the <J parage 
picture in that issue. At "j and \J 
time, several methods th an 3 q 
picture engraving had ^ lines, 
developed, but they were ^ the vvhc 
quite expensive. The black' w hy /anc 
white pictures of that t inie j ' a 
to be engraved in Shrevef^ located 
(and later Alexandria), so ^ tha t 
could have been a factory Defo-, 1 
IPA# y 




same is true for color pictures 
today, as there is a time delay 
(for color separations) of 
several days. However, black 
and white pictures can be 
processed for publication in a 
matter of seconds. 

The 1915 Sauce gained a 
column, to make it four instead 
of three. However, the paper 
still looked much like one of 
today's New York Times, with 
no pictures. In 1934, the Sauce 
expanded to six columns, but 
reduced to five several years 
later. With the advent of the 
full-size broadsheet in 1969, 
the Sauce went to a nine-column 

Today's Current Sauce is 
a standard broadsheet, and is 
about 1 inch narrower and 1 
inch longer than its 1969 
predecessor. It has six columns, 
each two inches wide, and is 
based on the national Standard 
Advertising Unit (SAU) format 
adopted by newspapers 
nationwide in 1982. 


As the Current Sauce has 
'aged', its style has changed 
considerably. The first stories 
were very flowery, and not in 
the concise newspaper style of 
today. Some of the stories were 
even written in first person, 

DEC. 9, 1986 

Shreveport where they played 
Centenary College of that city 
that afternoon. We were very 
disappointed to get the returns 
of that game, the score being 23 
to 8 in favor of Centenary. This 
is hard luck for the beginning, 
but this is our first defeat and 
we expect it to be our last." 

Another sports story, 
from 1921, showed the modest 
improvement the Sauce was 
making as far as journalistic 
standards go. It began, "The 
boys of L.S.N. won the last 
basketball game Tuesday 
evening, February 15. They won 
one Monday night from 
Louisiana Baptist College 
(Pineville) by a score of 69 to 
14. The Normal Boys played 
their opponents off their feet. 
The game Tuesday resulted in a 
score of 33 to 29 in favor of 

By 1927, things were 
looking up. . Headlines were 
being used and we more like we 
know them today. The writing 
was still somewhat long and 
clumsy, however, and 
paragraphs were few and far 

The 1933 Current Sauce 
was more readable but stilted 
words and expressions were 
still in use. A front page story 
headlined "State Normal Has 
1673 Enrolled For Fall 

important enough to merit the 
front page of the March 19, 1914 
issue include the baseball game 
with Centenary College, the 
election of officers for the 
Seekers After Knowledge club, 
and a report of the last meeting 
of the Contemporary Life Club, 
which edited the Sauce at the 
time. Of course, the 
Contemporary Life Club was 
assured of good coverage by the 
campus press. 

The rest of that issue 
was filled with jokes, 
literature, and several poems 
(one of which was on page one). 
There was also an editorial 
asking students to subscribe to 
the Sauce, as it had no student 
funding at the time. 

Many of the first papers, 
in fact, contained articles 
asking for support for the paper 
from the Normal student body. 
In 1921 one such article read, 
"The Current Sauce staff is 
selected by the Student Body, 
therefore let the students get 
busy and get a staff that will 
work and make this little 
paper of ours equal any College 
Paper in the South." 

Sports does not occupy 
the prominent positions in the 
paper as it did in the beginning, 

subscription rate has climbed to 
$1 1 per academic year. 

In 1918, the Sauce 
received its first money from 
students fees, as the paper was 
made the official organ of the 
alumni association and the 
student body. The student 
handbook of 1953 lists in its 
breakdown of funds that the 
Sauce received $1.35 from each 
student who paid the student 
association fee. The 1956 
handbook reduced this amount 
to $1.25. In 1976 the amount 
was raised to $2.00, and in 1982 
a fee increase gave the Current 
Sauce a total of $3.00 from all 
full-time students. A 1985 vote 
by NSU students extended the 
Current Sauce assessment to 

Spring, the Tango Ribbon Pump, 
the Baby Doll Pump, also 
Louise Heel Colonial. When 
Wanting Shoes - Well - Just 
think of HUGHES." 

Another ad read, "For 
cakes, pickles, peanut butter, 
cherries, olives, grape juice, 
cheese, shrimp, lobster, and in 
fact anything in the grocery 
line see Pierson and 
Dunckelman. Call and get 

In the 1950's the Sauce 
advertising became more 
prominent and featured a large 
number of cigarette advertising, 
which has since been banned by 
the federal government. 
Popular brands such as 
Winston, Camel, Lucky Strike, 

student senate. After the editor 
is selected, he chooses his own 


Since the early years the 
Current Sauce has had special 
editions for special events. 
They hit a peak in the mid- 
1970's, and have subsided 
somewhat since then. 

The paper's si Ivor 
anniversary was celebrated in 
1936 by a special issue. It was 
10 tabloid pages in length, and 
contained two pictures. 

In 1940. the largest Sauce 
to that time...l2 pages...was 
published. A 16-page special 
in 1956 topped that. Both were 
tabloid size. 

In 1972, editor 


SBA Bills Approved 

Women Gain 
New Rights 

By Steve McGee 


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\u. <;dA ti eC r.i— u« nifcht 

$3,250,000 Cost 


v his o*n 
Kloubach cam &t is n0 
defense by say»n6 mCStC r in 
definition of a^^ ^feecau e 

*nak e 1 not say 
sututiondoesn. f 

Morns, _ 


a student 


ange in 
is con- 

Students in no-hour dorms 
must still sign out if they will 
be out later than midnight. 

Kilpatrick added that he 

Friday, September 25, 1970 

Freshmen Elect 
Class Officers 

For Arts And Sciences 


fall, t 

Northwestern stu- 
•nl to school next 
^ot only be 
-Vo} r~~^^-^ ctu dent 

constructed on a site near the 
present construction of the stu- 
dent union, men's dorm and wo- 
men's residence and dining hall, 
making up a complex designated 
-iy President John S. Kyser as 
"new student city at NSC." 
ig on the much-needed 
■'^ing, Dr. Kyser 

the planning that has been carr- primarily to serve the depart- 
ied forward in recent years. In ments of language* mn th o r"""— 

parti""'"" * u ~ **~ — — ~ : Northwestern State Colle ge, Natchitoches T 3vmon d 

~ - 1 L — 1, Barry 

by Niva Chavez 
Fifteen students have filed as 
candidates for class offices in 
the coming SGA Freshman 
Elections on °- \ according 
^M<%r\ »ard,Bill 
e VsSU?V gi K^n, 

Students seeking presidential 
appointment are Ken Gorsha, 
Chris Prestenback, John 
Stansberry, and Lee Walker. 

to ; 

Arrests Mount On 
Marijuana Charges 


e ^? e to? ^ ^atscominitteeofthe 

By David Precht 

' erted effort by Campus, 
jnd parish police have led 
r a arrests of at least 17 NSC 
ents on charges ranging from 
:al use and possession of mari- 
ana to illegal sale of hallu- 
•nogenic drugs, 


hael J. 

office of^ 

tes are 
mes and 
Ml. The 
ce was 
2, which 

you place your confidence in 
me? —Lee Walker 

I, John Russ Daniel, am a 
candidate for the office of 
Freshman Class Vice- 
President. The role of the 
student at the university has 
become a major topic 
discussion in our society. I 
that the students of 
thwestern should take 
active part in the affai 
student governmj 
students eomplair, 
wrong today; 
solve these ] 

made of students living in apart- 
ments off campus, according to 

Despite the suddenness of the 
breaking out into th 
the drus? 

u into th» - 

Wer issue , 

udents v ^-s#, 


& iff*** **ry* 

7,°°' I ^ th * JUn 'oL ' 

as students. W 
t learn and go 

ithout any 

ry Lyn 

to protect the innocent as it is 
to convict the guilty, and the it* 
vast majority of the str"*,-- .""1 
here for »- ^ <-igd to state 
jectives before h. 
students in a spee 
>n Sept. 28 in 

tallroom. Sp 
puppet on t 7 pm 

. vited 

SBA--" any .I 



Louisiana which i s one of "today's 
lenter an cardinal sins of newspapering. 
Chair Headlines were not used in the 
, J Paper unm 1927. Instead, they 


including 1Q b °r instance, the March 
LAHPER ' y * 4 ' issu e contains a front- 
n," and P a ge story titled "The Normal 
Research ,^ps." The story read, 

th th the comin g of spring and 
s in the me irresistable call of nature a 
3 f o r "? e f° Wd of No ""al girls tore 

- u * ' . neins elves for a whole morning 

(14-18 P 1 ] he w °ods back of Normal 
Saturday. First a 
■tee was sent to Miss 

— sa 

of Cap» ( Ko ns to ask if they might 
consider? * C ^Hishing and with 


were * r the wh ' leads should 
1 black *\ Wh v ^' L what - where, 
''and ho w of a story 


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students for the fall quarter to 
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department, 235 in the high 
school, and 463 in the training 
school. It is believed that the 
number will top 1,700 by the 
beginning of the third week 
with the college going over the 
thousand mark..." 

Unfortunately, simple 
addition of the three 
departments at Normal adds up 
to equal the 1,673 posted in the 
headline, but not the 1,647 in 
the lead. 

Today, a lead from the 
Current Sauce of November 4, 
1986, reads "Richard 
Threlkeld, one of the 
preeminent reporters 
television journalism, 
speak here next Monday, 
November 11 as part of 
Distinguished Lecture Series.' 

The lead, and the story, 
as edited to be concise. AH 
unnecessary words are omitted, 
and no opinion by the writer is 

As changes of style and 

format are evident, so are 

changes in content. 

Stories considered to be 



although in recent years 
(including 1986) the sports 
section has included between 25- 
33% of each issue. Sports 
stories frequently ran on page 
one many years ago, but only 
broad stories (new conference 
formed, conference folds, etc.) 
make the front page now. 
Probably a football win over 
Louisiana Tech or a national 
championship game would be 
the only sports event worthy of 
a page one position in today's 
Current Sauce. 

In the 1970s, the Current 
Sauce began to cover campus 
news more extensively, and 
even some national events. The 
trend over the last few years is 
to emphasize only national 
feature stories, and stick to 
coverage of the University and 
its community. 

When the Current Sauce 
was started in 1914, it had no 
student fees to support its 
operation. The newspaper was 
supported by ads, subscriptions, 
and perhaps from the coffers of 
the Contemporary Life Club. 
The subscription rates in 1914 
were 20 cents per quarter, and 50 
cents per year. Inflation hit 
the Sauce in 1915, as the rates 
were raised to 25 cents per term, 
or 75 cents per year. The rates 
have increased steadily since 
then. In 1957, the rate was $3, 
and by 1986 the mail 

include all part-time students 
carrying more than five hours 
per semester. 

The Sauce has also 
solicited advertising from both 
the local community and 
national sources. In 1955 ad 
rates were 50 cents per column 
inch (2 inches by 1 inch). By 
1973 this rate had slowly 
climbed to $1.25 per column 
inch. Now, in 1986, the rate is 
over $3.00 per column inch. 

Ads in the NSU 
newspaper have not always 
looked like they do today. 

The 1914-15 Sauce had no 
particular arrangement or 
pattern for ad placement, and 
ads could be found at the top of 
the pages, in the middle, or 
even on the fron page, a taboo in 
modern newspapers. It was not 
until 1917 that the Sauce used 
anything that looked like an 
ad as we know it. In that year, 
the staff began placing borders 
around ads and using limited 

The first Current Sauce 
advertisements were only 
words... they had no 
illustrations or photographs to 
attract attention. A Hughes ad 
in one of the early papers read, 
The Hughes Dry Goods 
Company. A House of Ladies' 
Ready-to-Wear. New Dresses 
Just Received. The Normal's 
Shoe Store, Handling Queen 
Quality, Hannon, Walk-Over, 
and Edwin Clapp Shoes! 
Featuring especially for Early 

and Chesterfield all had large 
ads in the same issues, with a 
quarter-page ad being the 

National advertising 
made its way into the pages of 
the Current Sauce in 1975. Since 
then, national ads have made 
up an increasingly large 
percentage of total advertising. 
The cigarette ads of the 1950's 
have been replaced by the 
alcohol ads of today, as 
Budweiser, Bud Lite, Michelob, 
Stroh's, Seagram's Seven, and 
even peppermint schnapps 
have been featured in large ads 
since 1983. Another "new" area 
of advertising since 1982 has 
been that of products of interest 
to women. Both early- 
pregnancy detection and 
feminine hygiene products 
have advertised in the Sauce 


Persons aspiring to be 
editor of the Current Sauce must 
meet several qualifications, as 
outlined in the student 
handbook. Among these are: 
the candidate must have 
accumulated 45 hours with a 2.0 
grade point average, must have 
credit in Journalism 2510 and 
3080 (newswriting and news 
editing), and must have Sauce 

The Student Media 
Board, made up of several 
faculty/staff members and 
students appointed by the SGA 
president, choose the editor of 
the Current Sauce. This choice 
must be approved by the 

Brock broke all records in 
regard to special issues. Her 
'Tech weekend" special issue of 
1973 was 22 full-size pages in 
length. In addition to several 
pages of sports, it was heavy 
with advertising. 

Current Sauce reverted to 
the tabloid format in 1981, but 
editor John Ramsey reinstated 
the broadsheet in 1985. The 
four years of the tabloid saw 
the best of both worlds. A low 
quality newspaper of 1982 had 
faculty threatening to "put it to 
death." The paper had 
sufficiently turned around by 
1984-85, however, to win the 
Associated College Press "Five- 
Star All-American" award, the 
first such-award for the NSU 
newspaper. In the two years 
since then, the paper has 
maintained its status as a first- 
class publication in national 
competition, and has published 
several special issues. 


In the 73 years of Current 
Sauce, there have been 69 
students to hold the position of 
editor. The longest tenure in 
Sauce history belongs to current 
editor John Ramsey (1984-86), 
who has edited the Sauce for 
five semesters (2 1 /2 years). 

Five others have 
occupied the editor's office for 
two years. They are Ray Winn 
(1934-36), David Precht (1968- 
70), Bessie Brock (1970-72), 
Collette Oldmixon (1976-78) 
and Joe Cunningham, Jr. (1981- 
83). Charles Stahls (1940-42) 
was halfway through his 
second year as editor when he 
was drafted for World War II. 
Succeeding Stahls was a co- 
editor team of Sam Kendrick 
and Louise Hawkins. Kendrick 
became sole editor in 1942-43, so 
he too served for three 

Of the 69 Sauce editors, 
39 are men, and all 69 editors 
are white. 

DEC. 9, 1986 

PAGE 10 

What changes have you seen 
this semester at Northwestern? 

r ir 

Kimberly Ford 

2-1, Nursing 

Los Angeles, California 

"Iberville Dining Hall has 
changed a little for the better 
and our new president is more 

Emily Populis 

2-1, Music Education 
Tyler, Texas 

Warren Ber 

1-1, Computer Information 
Baton Rouge 

•There are more stricter "Our dorm has gotten 

rules in the dorm now, however better, but campus-wide not 

they are faster in fixing things much." 
in the dorms now." 

Stephanie Cloutier 

4-1 , Marketing 

"The president is more 
visible and they are trying to 
upgrade the livirg conditions." 

Mike Zazzini 

2-1, Business 
New York 

Kevin Detillier 

3-3, Electronics 

"Cafeteria food is a little "I have noticed a 
better, and the dorms are changes, but I would like 
cleaner." more parking." 

The Main Event 

The 60th annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival 
over the weekend drew cheers, laughs, and about 
100,000 spectators to the Historic District. Clockwise 
from top left: An El Karubah Shriners' clown makes his 
way down the street to the riverfront. Top center: 
Miss Lady of the Bracelet Kay Lane throws candy from 
her float as she represents Northwestern. Top right: 
Vic the Demon rides In a Christmas golf cart. Children 
were almost as impressed with the Demon as they 
were the clowns. 

their se 
f evv club he 

to see 80- 75 10 

hot he 


DEC. 9, 1986 


Demons, Lady Demons fast breaking early 


IBWC foes streak 
>y Demons 


arts Writer 

AUSTIN - The Demon 
basketball team may win the 
Gulf Star Conference, but they 
probably wouldn't fare as well 
in Southwest Conference circles. 

After opening with four 
straight wins, the Demons lost 
their second in a row to a SWC 
f evv club here Monday night, falling 
80-75 to Texas. 

The Demons led, 36-32, at 
halftime on the strength of 71 
percent shooting. But the 
Longhorns, now 3-3, had the 
hot hands in the final 20 

Outscoring NSU 29-10 over 
he first 10 minutes of the 
second half, Texas forged a 15- 
point lead and held off a, last- 
iirtinute NSU charge. 

Misses at the free throw 
ine led to the first loss of the 
eason by the Demons on 
laturday against SWC also- 
an Rice University. 
Northwestern converted just 
ialf of 10 free throws, 
hcluding three key misses in 
he last 93 seconds to hand the 
Owls a 48-45 win. 

The slow-paced game was 
ieadlocked 20-20 at halftime. 
sJorthwestern led 31-28 after 
he break, but Rice took control 
rom that point. 

The Owls, improving to 2 
with the victory in the finals 
if their own tournament, twice 
j »ad 5-point leads. But the 
t| demons got within one on three 
J Jifferent occasions in the last 
JS pve minutes 


With 1:33 left, William 
Coung hit a layup but missed a 
iree throw to leave Rice up 46- 
15. The Demons' Gerald Bush 
hissed two free throws with six 
seconds remaining and Rice 
armed a pair two seconds later, 
jrnmy McCrimon's 20-foot 3- 
K>int try at the buzzer was off 
he rim. 

Kristy Harris has control 
in Lady Demon tourney 


Sports Editor 

Forget SLC: Ladies in SEC ranks 

Rebound battle 

Sophomore forward Lori Martin and Mary Corbello of Southern Mississippi 
go after a rebound in last Friday's Lady Demon Christmas Classic 
championship game. Martin had eight rebounds in NSU's 81-71 victory. The 
Lady Demons host ninth ranked Georgia next Monday at 7 p.m. 

Lady Demon point guard 
Kristy Harris plays at such a 
fast tempo that it sometimes 
looks as if she's out of control. 

Appearances, however, are 
sometimes deceiving, as Harris 
proved in last week's Lady 
Demon Christmas Classic 
basketball tournament at 
Prather Coliseum 

The lightning-quick 5-5 
senior took total control of 
Friday night's championship 
game against Southern 
Mississippi. She seized 
command with a 16-point first- 
half outburst, pushing the Lady 
Demons ahead 35-29 at the 
break. Then, when USM made a 
late run and cut the Lady 
Demon lead to 75-71 with two 
minutes left, it was Harris who 
made four free throws in a 33- 
second span to rebuild a 
comfortable margin for NSU. 

Her game totals of 22 
points, 13 assists and five steals - 

- along with just one turnover - 

- proved decisive in the Lady 
Demons' 81-71 triumph. As a 
result, the Natchitoches native 
walked away with the 
tournament's Most Valuable 
Player award. 

"Kristy played the best, 
most complete game of her 
career," said Lady Demon 
assistant coach James Smith, 
who coordinates the team's 
offensive attack. "She scored 
from all over the floor early in 
the game and got the ball to 
the right people at the right 
times down the stretch." 

Harris, who spent her first 
three years at NSU backing up 
all-star point guard Teressa 
Thomas, overshadowed the 
typical star-quality 
performances of senior 
teammates Sandy Pugh and 
Annie Harris, who joined her on 
the All-Tournament team. 

Pugh hit 10 of her 15 shots 
from the floor, scored 22 points 
and cleared nine rebounds in 
the championship game win. 
Annie Harris, who'd scored 33 

in last week's romp over Lamar, 
had 14 points, seven rebounds 
and six assists against USM. « 

Kristy Harris had four 
buckets in the first seven 
minutes to spark a 16-6 Lady 
Demon advantage. Her smooth 
behind-the-back pass to Clara 
Jean Davis resulted in a fast- 
break layup for a 72-61 lead 
with 5:58 remaining. That 
marked one of seven times NSU 
took a double-digit lead after 

The Lady Golden Eagles, 
however, roared back by scoring 
10 of the next 12 points. Kristy 
stuck both sides of a 1-and-l 
free throw chance with 1:30 
left to boost NSU into a six- 
point bulge and USM didn't 
score again. 

USM's top gun was Lesha 
Franklin, who had 23 points. 
She and point guard Rene 
Magee (seven assists) were the 
other two members of the All- 
Tournament team. 

In the third place game, 
Louisiana College overcame a 
sloppy first half to drill 
hapless Arkansas Baptist by a 
80-58 count. 

The Lady Demons, now 4-1, 
had drilled Arkansas Baptist 
98-63 in Thursday's semifinal 
round. NSU's starters playeci 
less than 10 minutes in the rout. 

Freshman forward Missy 
Cathey gunned in 20 points, 
heading five double-figure 
scorers for Northwestern. Junior 
Monica Lee and freshman Tee 
Holden added 12 points each 
while first-year walk-on Amy 
Melancon and Annie Harris 
each tallied 10. 

Southern Mississippi 
scored a 13-point victory over 
LC in the other Thursday 

Last Tuesday, the Lady 
Demons thrashed Lamar by a 
93-53 spread in the Prather 
Coliseum opener for NSU. 
Earlier, Northwestern's women 
had lost 96-79 to 20th-ranked 
North Carolina and defeated 
Drake 60-53 in the LSU 
Crawfish Classic during the 
Thanksgiving break. 


>Ports Editor 

While the Northwestern 
athletic program seems headed 
membership in 


ttuthland Conference, 

Demon basketball team is 
' la ying a Southeastern 
-onference schedule over the 

Coach Pat Pierson's ladies, 
ln g a four-game winning 
^k, face consecutive games 

gainst Georgia, Florida 


i, Right now, Pierson 
,eor giaonhermind. 

So does the rest of , 
J!)' Demon basketball team, 

^IS TT [T ^ the highly - 

lAnrJ Lad y Bulldogs next 
? ° nda V (Dec. 15). Tipoff is 7 
flrikui n ^ line for Pierson's 

SSSl^ be . a 17 - game 

•ncludS Winn,n § streak ' 
marl- 1 8 a I**'** H-0 Prather 

Th year ' 

MuSS spotless slate 

^ctorv 3 stun ni n g 86 "83 
30. itL° Ver Nor theast last Jan. 
w »s stunning because the 




defeat was just one of three 
absorbed last season by NLU, 
which arguably boasted the 
nation's second-best women's 
team. The only other two NLU 
losses were to national 
champion Texas. The Lady 
Indians were barred from 
national playoffs because of 
NCAA sanctions for recruiting 

A key factor in last year's 
monumental win over 
Northeast was a crowd of 1,721 
fans, including a large and 
vocal student section, said 
Pierson. She hopes for the same 
kind of advantage when 
Georgia comes to town. 

The Lady Bulldogs are a 
perennial Top 20 team. Two 
years ago, Georgia played for 
the national championship. 

Senior 6-2 forward Katrina 
McClain is the early favorite 
to win the Wade Trophy, 
which goes to the top player in 
women's basketball. She is a 

returning Kodak All-America 
pick who scored 21 points and 
averaged 10 rebounds per game 
last year. 

McClain led the Lady 
Bulldogs to a 30-2 record last 
year and a No. 2 national 
ranking. Georgia's Andy 
Landers was named national 
Coach of the Year. 

The Georgia game is the 
final Prather Coliseum 
appearance by Pierson's ladies 
for more than a month. 

Don Beasley's Demon men, 
also off to a fast start, will 
keep their travel bags packed 
until Jan. 10, when they 
entertain Arkansas Baptist. 

The Demons face an 
important stretch of games in a 
week's span beginning with 
Saturday's 7:30 p.m. contest 
with Northeast in Monroe. 
NLU won the Southland 
Conference title and went to the 
NCAA Tournament last season. 

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DEC. 9, 1986 

PAGE 12 

Volleyball competition brings fall 
Intramural season to conclusion 

Dunk impending 

Sophomore guard Patrick Wesley heads toward a slam dunk in the 
Demons' 84-63 win over East Texas State last week at Prather Coliseum, as 
Gerald Bush (50) and William Young (30) look on. The men's basketball team 
opened with four straight wins before losses at Rice and Texas. 

Eleven Demons get GSC honors 


Sports Writer 

Eleven Demon football 
players have been recognized 
with post-season honors by the 
Gulf Star Conference. 

Four players from 
Northwestern were listed on 
the conference's 11-member All- 
Academic team. The Demons 
filled eight slots on the All- 
Conference team, which 
recognizes outstanding on-field 

One Demon, sophomore 
kicker Keith Hodnett, won 
spots on both honor teams. 

Joining Hodnett on the All- 
Academic team were NSU's 
Mike O'Neal, Carl Preston and 
Rusty Slack. 

There were few surprises on 
the All-Conference team. 
Making the first team were 
tailback John Stephens, 
linebacker J.T. Fenceroy, 

defensive end James Hall and 
safety Odessa Turner — all first- 
team choices last year. 

Stephens, Turner and Hall 
were unanimous selections this 
season in balloting conducted by 
the five GSC head coaches. 

Turner, in fact, was a two- 
time first-team choice as a 
wide receiver before being 
shifted to defense for his senior 
season. He is the only player in 
conference history to win first- 
team honors on both offense and 

Listed as second-team All- 
Conference picks were Hodnett, 
punter Mike Crow, defensive 
end John Kulakowski and 
offensive guard Keith 

Hodnett and Crow were 
first-team picks last season. It 
was the first All-GSC award 
for both Kulakowski and 

Crow, Fenceroy, Turner and 

Hall are seniors who completed 
their careers during the 
Demons' 5-5-1 season this fall. 

"All of those guys were 
deserving of All-Conference 
status," said head coach Sam 
Goodwin. "I'm especially 
happy for our four seniors who 
were named to the team." 

Hodnett, who led the 
Demons in scoring this year and 
moved into third place on the 
school's all-time field goal 
accuracy list, had a booming 51- 
yard field goal in the season 
finale against Stephen F. 

O'Neal, a star on special 
teams, has compiled a 3.05 
grade point average in the 
physical therapy curriculum. 
Preston, a starter at tight end 
most of the year, owns a 3.28 
g.p.a. while Slack, the Demon 
quarterback, carries a 3.02 
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Assistant News Editor 

The 1986 fall Intramural 
season draws to a close this 
week with Theta Chi #1 and 
Slaughterhouse Gang meeting 
Monday in a volleyball match 
for the overall volleyball 

Theta Chi #1 defeated Teke 
#1 to win the Greek volleyball 
championship title. 
Slaughterhouse Gang defeated 
the International Student 
Association of Natchitoches 
(ISAN) for the independent 


In the 
Theta Chi 

Greek division, 
#2 and Kappa 
Sigma #1 tied for third place. 
Los Amigos and Blind Boys tied 
for third in the independent 

In the women's division, 
Sigma Kappa came out on top 
defeating Pop Tops for the 
title. Third place was split 
between Phi Mu and the Alpha 
Phi Alpha Angels. 

In addition to volleyball, 
Intramural participants have 
been busy playing roundball. A 
three-day coed five-on-five 
tournament was held last week 
and the week prior to the 
Thanksgiving break coed two- 
on-two was held. 

Dream Team captured the 
coed five-on-five number one 

spot with Slaughterhouse Gang 
placing second and L.A. Dream 
Team and Kappa Sigma/Phi 
Mu tying for third place 

In the coed two-on-two 
tournament, Alpha Phi Alpha 
dominated the event with 
Marvin Below, Alpha Phi 
Alpha, and Clara Whitley, 
Alpha Angel, grabbing the 
number one spot. The second 
place spot was shared between 
the team of Ginger Craig, Pop 
Tops, and Terrel Snelling, 
Slaughterhouse Gang, and the 
team of Annie Bloxson, Alpha 
Angel, and Gerald Spencer, 

Final fall semester team 
point standings for the women's 
division are Sigma Kappa - 
4,025; Tri Sigma - 1,975; Phi Mu - 
1,637.5; and Pop Tops - 1,181. 

In the men's division, fall 
semester point totals, excluding 
volleyball points are Sigma 
Tau Gamma - 3,712.5; Kappa 
Sigma - 3,662.5; Teke - 3,600; 
Theta Chi - 3,537.5; Kappa 
Alpha - 2,500; and 
Slaughterhouse Gang - 2,418.5. 

Final fall semester point 
totals for the men's division 
will be posted Wednesday in 
the Intramural building. 

With the 1986 fall 
semester season drawing to a 
close, plans are underway for 
the 1987 spring semester. Events 
for the spring include the major 
sports of basketball and 

Intramural Standings 
Fall 1986 


Sigma Tau Gamma, 3,712,5 
Kappa Sigma. 3,662,5 
Tau Kappa Epsilon, 3,600 
Theta Chi, 3,537.5 
Kappa Alpha, 2,500 
Slaughterhouse Gang, 2,4 18 


Sigma Kappa, 4,025 
Sigma Sigma Sigma, 
Phi Mu, 1,637.5 
Pop Tops. 1,181 


Softball, and the 
events of coed 
backgammon, track 
the triathlon. 

The first event 


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Justin headed for second place 


Sports Writer 

Lady Demon volleyball 
player Robyn Justin appears 

destined to finish second 

nationally in service aces, 

according to the latest 

statistical release by the 

Collegiate Coaches Volleyball 


Justin, who led the nation 
much of the season, finished 
with 80 aces in 64 games. The 
Lady Demon senior averaged 
1 .25 aces per game. 

In the Dec. 3 CCVA 
statistics roundup, Justin's 49- 
game average of 1.35 was 
wrongly reported as final for 

If you just ask for a light 
you never know what you'll get 

the Intramural calendar for the 
spring semester is the 
Intramural council meeting 
Slated for 4 p.m. Jan. 19, the! 
meeting will be held to inform 
participants of the upcoming 
Intramural events. All students 
are encouraged to attend th« 

Events for the month ol 
January include basketball on&told m 
on-one, bowling, basketbalibe hi 
officials' clinic, and therealizec 
basketball team captaintfthough 
meeting. Intramural calendars travel 
are available at theGalea, 
Intramural office or in the York 
Student Union office. highjac 

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the Ur 
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the year. In second was Drexel's 
Melanie Panko with a 1.33 ace 
average per game. 

Panko's season also was 
reported completed by the 
CCVA. Unfortunately, Justini 
statistics were not final, and 
with the addition of NSUj 
last 15 games, her 
dropped by one-tenth. 

Ask for Bud Light. 

Everything else 
is just a light. 











VOL 75, NO. 16 


JANUARY 20, 1987 




Demons accept Southland invitation 

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nd the! 

Northwestern State 
University has accepted an 
invitation to join the Southland 
Conference and will be eligible 
for conference championships 
beginning with the Fall, 1987 
sports season. The decision was 
announced earlier this month 
by NSU President Dr. Robert 

Meeting at the NCAA 
Convention in San Diego, 
Southland Conference 
presidents voted unanimously 
to admit Northwestern and the 
University of Texas at 
Arlington. Those two schools 
join former Gulf Star Conference 
members Sam Houston State, 
Stephen F. Austin and 

Hi g hj acked: new student 
takes long journey to NSU 

mth of "Before leaving Malta, I 

ill onatold my friends that I'd like to 

sketballbe highjacked. When I 

1 th( realized what was going on, I 

a ptaintf thought sometimes prayers 

lendarstravel too fast," said Nicholas 

the Galea, who was on the New 

in thdYork Air Flight that was 

highjacked last Saturday, 

between Newark, N.J. and 

Washington Dulles 

International Airport. 

Galea, 28, is a student of 

J the University of Malta, this 

- )rexe ' 5 semester attending NSU as a 

.33 ace participant in the 

International Student Exchange 
x> was program 

>y ^ e About midway into the 
Justin's flight, a man gave the flight 
al, and attendant a note containing the 
NSUs threat to start a chemical fire 
average on the p i ane jhe man was 
demanding to speak to Louis 
Farrakhan, leader of the 
Nation of Islam Black Muslim 

"Some of the passengers, 
including me, were feeling that 
something was going wrong. 
There were busy movements," 
said Galea. 

The plane landed at Dulles 
Airport just behind schedule, 
and was taken to a secure area 
of the airport. Forty-four 
passengers and crew were 

"When we landed the 
captain went back in the plane. 
I could see him talking to 
someone. The crew was 
standing at the exit, and as soon 
as the captain .told them to, we 
started to deplane," saids 

"When we were out of the 
plane, the captain told us we 
had to ruh, because the man 
had threatened with a bomb. I 
heard the captain say, T don't 
want to get in that plane 


None of the passengers 
really panicked, according to 
Galea. Three girls were 
screaming while running away 
from the plane, but not 

"I wasn't afraid. I felt 
unique at having the 
experience. I was more 
preoccupied about my luggage," 
said Galea. 

After a fifteen minute wait 
in the rain, a bus came and 
picked up the passengers. They 
were taken to a room without 
any contact with the media, or 
the world outside. The FBI 
came and asked questions of 
each individual. Galea had to 
answer several questions, 
including whether he had seen 
the man on the plane, if he had 
noticed anything special and if 
he were traveling alone. 

Meanwhile the highjacker 
was persuaded to get off the 
plane and was arrested. He 
was held without bail on 
charges of threatening to set 
fire on an aircraft. 

After the questioning was 
over Galea could take a plane 
down to New Orleans. He 
arrived in Natchitoches 3.30 
a.m. Sunday, about forty hours 
after leaving Malta. 

He called a close friend to 
tell him about what had 
happened, but never told his 
parents, who would have been 
"too preoccupied." 

As an excuse from the 
airline, Galea, and the other 
passengers will receive an open 
ticket. And since Galea is not in 
the least afraid of flying 
again, he said that would be 


News Editor 

Southwest Texas State, along 
with current SLC members 
McNeese State, North Texas 
State and Northeast Louisiana 
to comprise the revamped 
conference membership. 

"Northwestern feels its 
athletic program will benefit 
through association with the 
outstanding Louisiana and 
Texas institutions that 
comprise the Southland 
Conference," said Alost. 

The NSU president 
continued, "We are grateful to 
the presidents of the Southland 
institutions for the invitation. 
We have enjoyed our three year 
affiliation with the Gulf Star 
Conference and hope to make 
the 1987-88 school year the 
start of a highly successful new 
era in Demon athletics as a 
member of the Southland." 

Jerry Pierce, executive 
assistant to Alost, said 
acceptance into the Southland 
"reflects the long-time efforts 
of coaches, administrators, 
alumni and others, not only 
toward Southland membership 
but also toward making 
Northwestern the kind of 
institution that is considered an 
asset by conference members." 

Pierce said the 
commitment of Alost, who is in 

his first year as 
Northwestem's president, to a 
strong athletic program "was 
also a major factor in the 
Southland's decision to invite 
Northwestern for membership. 

Northwestern athletic 
director Tynes Hildebrand 
commented that, "I feel that 
our good working relationship 
with the three Texas schools 
that have left the Gulf Star, 

Even in difficult financial 
times, Dr. Alost has 
demonstrated support for a 
competitive intercollegiate 
sports program, and that 
commitment was a major 
consideration in the 
Southland's decision." 

along with the fact that we've 
played the other schools 
(McNeese, North Texas State 
and Northeast) over a long 
period of time was a major 
factor in our gaining 
membership. It's a significant 
step for NSU athletics and 

we're certainly appreciative of 
the opportunity that the 
member institutions of the 
Southland have extended to 

Demon head basketball 
coach Don Beasley echoed 
Hildebrand's thoughts, being 
especially pleased that his 
club will now have the 
opportunity to advance towards 
the NCAA Tournament, a 
reward that goes to the team 
capturing the conference 
tournament at season's end. 

"Anytime you have the 
opportunity to get an automatic 
bid by winning your conference 
tournament, it is a motivating 
factor to play well during the 
course of the season. I also feel 
that this (admittance to the 
SLC) will help steer recruits 
toward our school as most high 
school kids want the chance to 
compete in a postseason 
tournament as prestigious as 
the NCAA." Four SLC schools 
advanced to post season play a 
year ago, three to the NIT and 
one (Northeast Louisiana) to 
the NCAA's. 




Theta Chi's Kelly 
Oates welcomes a new 
Northwestern student 
going through Spring 
fraternity rush. Ten men 
pledged after the 
University's first dry 

Kappa Alpha picked 
up four, Kappa Sigma 
pledged four, Sigma Tau 
Gamma added one and 
Theta Chi pledged one. 

Committee to study use of drugs and alcohol on campus 


I don't think it's right to 

get drunk, even occassionally. 


] 56.4% 

I think light drinking and 





SD/D | 

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M 66.2% 

I feel a celebration without SA j A 
drinking would be quite N 
goring. SD/D 



11 67.2% 

It's all right to "get high" on drugs sa/a 
a s long as one does not interfere N 
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. ; 73.8% 

I feel the development of student- SA / A 


programs would be beneficial to NSU. 



SA - strongly agree; A - agree; N - neutral; SD - strongly disagree; D - disagree 

An Advisory Committee of 
seventeen Northwestern 
students has been formed to 
serve in promoting a conducive 
environment for the support of 
the University's Drug and 
Alcohol Education Program, 
according to Pauline Ackel, 

As a first step to institute 
the program, Ackel conducted a 
survey of Northwestern 
students concerning drug and 
alcohol use on our campus. 
Students were questioned in the 
areas of knowledge, attitude 
and behavior concerning drugs 
and alcohol. The survey 
showed that 76.9% of those 
surveyed drink alcoholic 
beverages, while only 6.9% use 
illegal drugs. 

Approximately 300 
students were polled, and came 
from a wide selection of 
University groups and 
departments. Most of the 
students surveyed were aged 1 8 
to 21 years. 

97.2% stated that they did 
not consider themselves to have 

a problem with alcohol and 
99.3% answered that they did 
not have a problem with drugs. 
Only 46.7% stated that they 
were aware of the University's 
present Alcohol and Drug 

A majority of those 
surveyed agreed that it's not 
all right to "get very drunk, 

"I've been drunk three or 
more times." 


"I've never been drunk." 


even occassionally." Only 5.6% 
said they felt "that people 
who refuse a drink when with 
friends are being a little anti- 
social." A majority also agreed 
that it would be their 
"responsibility to talk with a 
friend about their drug 

48.8% said that they had 
never had a hangover or become 
nauseated or vomited from 
alcohol intake and 83% said 
that they had never cut a class 
or missed work because of 

45% admitted to getting 
drunk three or more times, 
while 35% said they had never 
been drunk. 94.5% stated that 
they had never gotten "high" 
to obtain the approval of 

The advisory committee is 
composed of Northwestern 
students Mindy Baumgardner, 
Penny Bishop, David Elkins, 
Marti Elkins, Mandy Hebert, 
Rachel Heider, Steve Horton, 
Mia Manuel, Leigh Ann 
Meyers, Sylvester Roque, Paula 
Rubin, Suzanne Sand, Craig 
Scott, Francine Sibille and Jodi 

The Committee will meet 
today at 5 p.m. in Student 
Union 240. 




January 20, 1987 





Six faculty, staff members honored by Alost 

Three Northwestern State 
University professors were 
honored as recipients of the 
NSU's first Distinguished 
Faculty Chair awards. 

The three Distinguished 
Faculty Chair honors, which 
included $1,500 cash award for 
the recipients, were presented 
during Northwestern's annual 
mid-year commencement 
exercises in Prather Coliseum 

Honored for professional 
excellence and outstanding 
service to NSU, the recipients 
of Northwestern's first 
Distinguished Faculty Chair 
awards are Dr. Kenneth L. 
Williams, professor and 
specialist in herpetology for 
the Department of Biology and 
Microbiology; Dr. Stan R. 
Chadick, professor and an 
authority on mathematics 
education for the Department 
of Mathematics; and Dr. Gail 
Cheramie, assistant professor 
and an expert in school 
psychology for the Department 
of Psychology. 

In addition to the $1,500 
cash awards which were 
presented during the 
graduation ceremonies, the 
three recipients of the 
Distinguished Faculty Chairs 
also will receive 

commemorative plaques at a 
later date. 

Northwestern president 
Dr. Robert Alost said criteria 
for selection of NSU's first 
Distinguished Faculty Chair 
awards included meritorious 
accomplishments, proficiency 
and attitude in the performance 
of duties, efforts beyond normal 
expectations, community 
service and other noteworthy 
qualities or achievements. 

each year she has been at Northwestern will reflect Jerry 

NSU." Smith's abilities and his 

Since coming to dedication to his job." 
Northwestern, she has directed Rachal joined the 

at least 10 graduate studies, Northwestern staff in 1974, and 

field studies and theses in 1981 was promoted to central 

projects, presented over 11 receiving and warehouse 

research paper presentations, 
published three research 
studies and has submitted three 
other research studies for 
publication. She has also 
participated in numerous 
continuing education programs. 

Northwestern State 
University president Dr. Robert 
Alost has also announced the 
selection of three staff members 
as recipients of NSU's first 
Distinguished Service Awards. 
Each will receive $1,500 in 
cash and a commemorative 

The Distinguished Service 

Award recipients are Roy 

Rachal, central receiving and 

warehouse supervisor; Jerry 

Smith, grounds superintendent 

and Eugene Christmas, athletic 


Christmas, Northwestern 

athletic trainer and physical 
therapist, has been a member 
of the NSU Athletic 
Department staff since 1964. 
He is a graduate of NSU, 
where he served as a student 
trainer and earned a bachelor's 
degree in health and physical 
education. He also received a 
master's degree in educational 
administration from NSU in 
1956 and graduated from the 
Louisiana School of Physical 
Therapy at Charity Hospital 
in New Orleans in 1957. 

Christmas who served for 
four years as a physical 
therapist at St. Patricks 
Hospital in Lake Charles 
before returning to 

A faculty member and Northwestern, is an active 

researcher at Northwestern mem ber of such professional 

since 1966, Williams is a organizations as the American 

nationally-recognized Physical Therapy Association 

herpetologist who serves as the and me Lo U i siana and 

Department of Biology and National Athletic Trainers 

Microbiology's museum curator Association, 
of amphibians and reptiles. The Natchitoches Area 

The collection has chamber of Commerce elected 

approximately 5,300 Christmas "Man of the Year," 

catalogued and 2,000 in 1976 in 1981 

uncatalogued specimens from Northwestern honored him 

many regions of the world. with a »E U gene Christmas 

Chadick, considered a Day « induction into the NSU 

leader in mathematics Graduate 'N' Club Athletic 

education at local, state and Han of Fame and the 

national levels, first joined the establishment of the Eugene 

NSU mathematics faculty in Christmas Scholarship for pre- 

1969. He served as an assistant physical therapy students, 
professor, associate professor j n November of 1966, 

and professor and department Christmas was the local winner 

chairman during a term which of me Heart of Gold Award 

lasted until 1983, when he gi ven by the investment firm of 

began a two-year assignment as Edward D . j ones and Company, 

a curriculum coordinator for the an honor which qualified him 

Louisiana School for Math, tQ ^ considered for the 


national award to be announced 

a later this year. 

Northwestern assistant to 

Science and the Arts, 
returned to NSU as 
mathematics professor in 1985 

Chadick's scholarly me p res ident Jerry Pierce, who 

activities this year include recommended Christmas for the 
speaking at the Conference for honor/ ^ "Eugene Christmas 
the Advancement of personifies distinguished and 
Mathematics Teaching in unse lfish service to his 
Austin, Texas, at the national institution, to his profession 
meeting of the National and to mankind." 
Council of Teachers of pierce added, "Any 
Mathematics in Washington, recognition that Eugene 
D.c, and at the Conference on re ceives-and he has earned 
Algebra at Sam Houston State numer ous honors- is 
University in Huntsville, insufficient to express the 
Texas, esteem in which he is held at 

As an authority on school mis unive rsity and in the 
psychology, Dr. Cheramie not commun ity. He has touched 
only serves as an assistant and en ri c hed thousands of 
professor of psychology at Xiyes> and the le of 

Northwestern, a position she Northwestern and 
has held since 1982, but since Natc hitoches consider him a 
1985 has served on a part-time rare and cherished treasure." 
basis as a school psychologist Since j oi ni n g Northwestern 
for the Natchitoches Parish in ^jober of 19 8i, Smith has 
School System. had responsibility for the 

"Dr. Cheramie is an maintenance of the more than 
extremely competent and l 0Q0 acres comprising NSU's 
effective instructor who main campus in Natchitoches, 
requires high standards of -j remember when Jerry 
performance from her students was honored by a local flower 
but does so in an atmosphere of c j uD f or excellence," said 
mutual respect and rapport," TCtircd N $u purchasing agent 
said Dr. Donald Gates, Sy i van r. Sibley, who 
professor and chairman of the nom inated both Smith and 
Department of Psychology at Rachal "There have been 
NSU. "In research she has many Umcs tnat his nowcrs 
maintained a very active and i andsca p C areas on campus 
research program and has three have hccn citcd j n t h e media, 
papers published, two accepted generating positive reaction for 
for publication and has the university." 
presented at least two papers He added/ "A trip across 
at professional conventions these 1 000 acres of 

supervisor. He has been a 

member of NSU's warehouse 
staff for the past 1 1 years. 

Said Sibley, "Roy is an 
unusual employee. He takes 
pride in his work, requires 
those under him to perform 
efficiently and is very loyal to 
his supervisors and the 

He added, "I believe that 
Roy will continue to receive 
promotions and important work 
assignments at Northwestern. 
He has unique abilities, and 
those abilities and skills make 
him a great asset to 

All non-classified and 
Civil Service employees were 
eligible for the Distinguished 
Service Awards. _ 


Managing Editor 







page 3 


January 20, 1987 




Computer Training 

Northwestern's Department 
f Accounting and Computer 
Information Systems is 
sponsoring for the second year 
an eight-week vocational 
literacy training program 
which will begin February 4. 

Dr. Walter Creighton, 
assistant professor of business 
and director of the program, 
gaid the vocational literary 
class sessions from 9 a.m. to noon 
on Wednesdays are open to all 
eligible single parents and 

'This course is designed to 
inform students about modern 
career and occupational 
choices, and to provide students 
with basic computer literacy 
skills such as word processing," 
Creighton explained. 

He said that applications 
to participate in the program 
are available at the North 
Street Headstart Center in 
Natchitoches or by contacting 
the Department of Accounting 
and Computer Information 
Systems at 357-5161. 

The deadline for enrolling 
in the program is January 29 
and is limited to 25 

Fashion Production 

"Specialized Fashion 
Production," a course which 
emphasizes the organization of 
commercial production 
facilities and the use of 
specialized sewing equipment, 
will begin today at 
Northwestern under the 
' sponsorship of the Department 
of Home Economics. 

Kathy Cochran, fashion 
merchandising instructor, said 
class meetings will be held 
from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. each 
Tuesday and Thursday through 
May 8. 

Through a grant funded by 

the Louisiana Department of 
Education's Office of 
Vocational Education, eligible 
participant will receive free 

tuition, books and supplies, 
transportation and child care 

Cochran, who will direct 
the class, said students enrolled 
in the course will explore 
production techniques and 
procedures used to make a 
variety of personal and home 
accessories, including window 
treatments, pillows, floral 
arrangements, belts and ties. 

No prior sewing experience 
is required for participation in 
the course. 

The class is open to all 
interested persons. Individuals 
interested in enrolling should 
contact the Department of 
Home Economics at 357-5350 or 


Library Hours 

Watson Library will now 
be open until 11 p.m. on Sunday 
through Thursday nights, 
according to Dr. Dale Thorn, 
vice president of academic 

Thorn said that the 
library hours were being 
extended by one hour to allow 
students to use the facility as a 
"quiet place to study." The 
circulation and reference desks 
will continue to close at 10 p.m. 

Karate/Dance Classes 

Karate and country- 
western dance classes begin this 
week under the sponsorship of 
the Division of Continuing 
Education and Community 
Services at Northwestern. 

Karate classes for 
children, youth and adults are 
being offered on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, beginning today. 
Sessions will be conducted from 
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for children 4-7 

years of age, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 
youth 7-14, and 7:30 to 9 p.m. 
for adults. 

Ginger Eubanks and Roy 
Adams will be the karate 
instructors for the course. 
Registration fees are $65 for 
youth and children and $75 for 
adults. All karate classes will 
be conducted in Room 125 of the 
Physical Education Majors 

Catherine Hanna will be 
the instructor for the country- 
western dance classes which 
will be taught from 6:30 p.m. to 
8:30 p.m. each Thursday, 
beginning this week. 
Registration fees are $15 for 
senior citizens, $45 for singles 
and $80 for couples. All dance 
classes will be conducted in the 
NSU Intramurals Building. 

To register or obtain 
further information on the 
karate and country-western 
dance classes, contact the 
Division of Continuing 
Education at 357^579. 

Art Display 

"Found Imagery," an 
exhibit of 50 miniature 
paintings by Rudolph V. Pharis 
of Natchitoches, will be on 
display in the Orville 
Hanchey Gallery until January 

During it's two-week 
showing in Natchitoches, the 
exhibit may be viewed from 8 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday. The 
exhibition is sponsored by the 
NSU Art Department, and more 
information may be obtained by 
calling 357-4544. 


The Natchitoches- 
Northwestern Chorale will 
hold its first rehearsal and 
organizational meeting of the 
Spring semester this Thursday, 
January 22 at 7 p.m. in the 
Choral Rehearsal Room of the 
Fredericks Creative and 
Performing Arts Center. 

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University's class 
attendance policy 

A new attendance policy 
has been initiated by the 
University, according to Dr. 
Edward Graham, dean of 

The policy reads as 
follows: "Class attendance is 
regarded as an obligation as 
well as a privilege, and all 
students are expected to attend 
regularly and punctually all 
classes in which they are 
enrolled. Failure to do so may 
jeopardize a student's 
scholastic standing and may 
lead to suspension from the 

"Each instructor shall keep 
a permanent attendance record 
for each class. These records 
are subject to inspection by 
appropriate University 

"Faculty members are 
required to state in writing and 
explain to the student their 
expectations in regard to class 
attendance during the first 
week of classes. 

"A student shall submit 
excuses for all class absences to 
the appropriate instructor 
within three class days after 
the student returns to the 
respective class. The instructor 
may excuse the student for being 
absent and shall accept an 
official University excuse. 

"Class attendance is 
regarded as an obligation 
as well as a privilege. . . " 

'Tardiness will be treated 
as an absence unless excused by 
the instructor at the end of the 
period during which the 
tardiness occurred. The 
initiative in obtaining this 
excuse rests with the student. 

"Students are responsible 
for all classwork missed, 
regardless of the reason for the 
absence. Immediately upon the 

student's return to class a 
conference should be arranged 
with the instructor to 
determine what action, on the 
student's part, is necessary to 
compensate for the time lost 
and materials missed due to the 

"When a student enrolled 
i n a course number 2999 or below 
receives excessive unexcused 
absences (ten percent of the 
total class meetings), the 
instructor may recommend to 
the Dean of Instruction that the 
student be dropped from the 
rolls of that class and given an 
appropriate grade. Students 
with an unsatisfactory 
performance record in the course 
shall receive an F grade. Other 
students may receive an X grade 
indicating they were dropped 
for excessive absences. 

"In any level class, the 
instructor may establish a 
grading policy that 
incorporates attendance 

State's brightest high schoolers 
to tour Northwestern next month 

During the weekend of 
February 6-7 some of 
Louisiana's best and brightest 
high school seniors will be at 
Northwestern for a weekend of 
testing, fun, and excitement as 
they attend Scholars' 

According to Georgia 
Beasley, director of admissions 
and recruiting, the purpose of 
the weekend will be to bring 
outstanding scholars who have 
made an ACT score of 20 or 
better to our university. "We 
feel that these students have 



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excellent potentials for 
collegiate studies and by doing 
this we will emphasize our 
rising academic standards at 

These students, from high 
schools all around our state, 
will arrive Friday afternoon to 
spend an all expense paid 
weekend on our campus. During 
their fun-filled stay these 
students will have the 
opportunity to take placement 
tests in math, science, English, 
and history which could allow 
them to earn up to 12 hours of 
college credit, as well as a 
chance to receive a $850.00 
Freshman Residential 
Scholarship for two semesters. 
The scholarship programs 
have been designed to reward 
students who have high ACT 
scores and plan to enroll at 

During their stay these 
students will be given an 
opportunity to meet faculty 
members, preview student life, 
tour the campus and make new 
friends. They will also be 
honored with a theme dinner 
and dance. 

Beasley noted that every 
department on campus will be 
asked to be available on 
Saturday morning to talk with 
students who are interested in a 
particular major field of study. 

"These people will be able to 
answer any questions students 
might have concerning a 
particular field of study or our 
university," she said. 

Beasley is also asking 
students who are presently 
attending Northwestern to 
help out during Scholars' 
Weekend by presenting an 
appealing attitude, friendly 
atmosphere and a clean campus 
for both these students and 
their families. "I hope th?.t 
our students will put their best 
foot forward and present 
Northwestern in a positive 
manner," Beasley concluded. 
"These people are our guests, so 
let's treat them well, not only 
for Scholars' Weekend, but for 
other various activities which 
will bring visiting students to 
our university throughout the 


Staff Writer 

In short, make sure you do 
what your mother always told 
you to do. Eat your vegetables. 



January 20, 1987 L^-J 





Is the holiday 
season over? 

Happy Holidays, Happy Holidays... may the 
calendar keep bringing Happy Holidays to you... 

That seems to be the sentiment these days at the 
new Northwestern, as evidenced by the dismissal of 
classes yesterday, the Martin Luther King> Jr. Holiday. 

Martin Luther King was, as everyone knows, a 
leader of gigantic proportions, who began the civil 
rights movement. Not many times in history has 
one man meant so much to so many. His work will 
always be remembered, and rightfully so. 

But this question remains: why no classes? Yes, 
we all love holidays and are probably all delighted to 
have had this one last break before really getting to 
work. ?ut wouldn't it have made more sense to have 
taken Friday and to have made our start on Monday? 

Truly Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man. So 
was George Washington, our first president, and 
Abraham Lincoln, the true father of the civil rights 
movement. Do we remember them by staying home 
on their birthdays? No. 

We are one of the only schools in this state, if not 
the only, to traditionally attend classes on Labor Day. 
The day when all work stops, we are toiling away at 
the books. And we all remember the summer we 
attended classes on Independence Day. 

What of the men who died in our wars? Aren't 
they deserving of our thoughts and prayers? 
Certainly, but we'll be in class on Veteran's Day. And 
often we forget the day that we revere the man who 
discovered America. 

We are sure that there is a reason for the dismissal 
of classes, other than the fact that it's the birthday of a 
great man. Are we saving the University money by 
being out of school? Monday afternoon and 

night classes that only meet on Mondays are now a 
week behind. Was it worth it? Let us 


Starting the year off right. . . 

This time it is going to be 

That is what I always say 
to myself at the onslaught of a 
new school semester. I have 
never been, and probably never 
will be, satisfied with my 
study habits. I always feel 
that I squeak by each school 
term on pure luck. 

My problem, in a nutshell, 
is that I procrastinate. I am 
always putting off the majority 
of my school work to the very 
last second. My mother had 
always said that I would learn 
from my mistakes. What she 
failed to mention was how 
many times I had to repeat 
that specific mistake until I got 
it through my head. 

Perhaps a few other 
students are in the same boat as 
L Well if you are, maybe my 
own New Year's resolutions, 
and the reasons behind them, 
will aid you in developing your 
own study habits. 

Scholastic enemy number 
one: television. Perhaps the 
downfall of many college 
students. I am always using 
television as an excuse to put off 
as many studies as possible, no 
matter how meaningless the 
television program is to my 
preference or taste. 

This semester I am pulling 
the plug on the idiot box, and 
attempting to fill that time 

old kid that shares his first 
name with a varmint. 

Delaying all of my studies 
last semester resulted in only 
one factor: cramming. I am 
tired of trying to read five 
chapters on the eve of an exam. 
There is a dread that usually 
accompanies cramming that is 
called the ovemighter. The 
ultimate in last ditch effort to 
study for a test. And I find this 
effort futile, for the fatigue 
obtained by staying up all 
night inhibits my train of 


Managing Editor 

The solution to this whole 
mess is quite simple: study in 
advance. I used to think that 
was easier said than done, but 
when one takes a moment to 
review all of the spare time he 
or she has during the week, and 
utilizes that time towards 
studying, the result will be a 
good night's sleep on the eve of 
the exam. 

Nevertheless overnighters 
still might occur. I am positive 
that I will have a few of them 
towards the end of the 
semester. But if I do have to 

keep awake all night, there is 

slot with homework. I refuse to one so called study aid which I 

delay another class assignment refuse to ever use again. They 

in order to watch some pointed- are caffeine pills, or any other 

eared egg-head beam from one form of stimulant tablets. The 

planet to another, or the day-to- masochist who invented those 

day trauma of some eight year- things must have had a swing 

shift on a Detroit assembly 

I find that these little 
pills destroy all trains of 
thought and intensify 
nothingness. The first time I 
used caffeine pills was on an 
ovemighter last semester. I 
ended up staring at a brick wall 
for about half of the night. In 
the morning, during the test, my 
mind was ready to attack such 
issues as the decline of the 
Roman Empire, and foreign 
policy in the Middle East. . . 
unfortunately the test 
concerned marketing. 

There are two other vices 
that are on my New Year's 
resolution to avoid: junk food 
and women. The first one costs 
money, the other one spends 
money. There is however one 
outside factor that is going to 
aid me in combating these 
vices. I have no money. 
Whenever I am tempted to go 
out for a pizza, or take a girl to 
a movie, all I need to do is open 
my wallet and observe the 
black, dusty void where dinero 
once dwelled. In fact the only 
form of credit to my name is a 
Texaco card, which is a cruel 
joke in itself for I don't have a 

So these are my New 
Year's resolutions for this 
semester. Along with aid to my 
scholastic endeavors, I have 
decided to aid my liver as well. 
I'm staying off the bottle as 
long as I can. So to make this 
semester a success all I have to 
do is avoid television, 

Now there's a new 
(old) kid in town. 

The longest tenure as editor 
of the Current Sauce has just 

John Ramsey (who is safe and 
sound in LSU graduate school) 
served for five 
semesters in the position, 
which set a Northwestern 

I'm going to set a 
Northwestern record, too. For 
the shortest tenure as editor. 
Sure, I've been around for two 
years and have seen it all, or 
almost all of it. But sometimes 
I think this job would be better 
suited for Jesus Christ! 

Things are changing 
already. I'm not sure if they 
are good or bad or indifferent, 
but they are different. Many 
staff members are the same, but 
our offices are reorganized and 
our advertising effort has been 
more actively set into motion. 

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The paper bag art show. 


We're working. 

This job is not an easy one. 
Many people have said that 
being editor of the Current 
Sauce is not a hard job, but if 
they only knew . . . 

In the future, if the powers 
that be ask, I'll have a few 
things to inject into the 
qualification list for this job. 
Number one: public relations 



I never really realized the 
hell John often went through 
until I went to work as his 
managing editor. Then he sent 
me to the fires. It immediately 
became my job to deal with the 
public, while John worked 
busily in his office, typing, 
writing, editing and laying out. 

Everybody wants their 
news in the paper. To every 
person on this campus, whether 
administrator, teacher or 
student, his news is the most 
important and should get the 
most coverage. Maybe we 
should all start our own campus 
newspaper. . . 

The next criteria for the 
position of Sauce editor: a big 
mouth. John nor I have never 
had any trouble with this one. 

You can't let people run 
over you, especially in a 
position like this. You must be 
fair, objective, cool and calm. . 
and carry a big stick. Or in 
this case, a big typewriter. 

Not everyone will be 
happy with my performance 
this semester. Some will 

disagree with the statements 
we make, with the editorials, 
with the subject matter we deal 
with. I only hope that 
everyone will realize that, 
well, I'm trying. And I can't do 
it alone. 

The third criteria: a great 
staff. This takes work and time 
and good judgement. But if you 
have the ability to surround 
yourself with good people, then 
cm can't fail. 

The editorship of this 
paper is not a one man job. 1 
share it with the entire 
editorial staff, the writers, the 
advisor, the photographers 
and the advertising manager. 
All have proven quite able this 
past week and this first paper 
is a testimonial to their 
abilities. Congratualations, 
guys. But keep it up! 

Fourth, to qualify as editor 
of the Sauce: you must have a 
good rapport with faculty and 
administrators. They need to 
know you, know who you arc 
and how to reach you. And 
believe me, they will find you! 

A stiff upper lip, a strong 
chin and a head held high are 
the fifth, sixth and seventh 
qualifications, respectively. 
And eighth, is a strong 

Of course the man or 
woman who wants to be editor 
will have to be a writer, an 
editor, a layout artist, a 
computer whiz and a janitor. 

And being able to walk on 
water won't hurt. . . 

Craig Scott is a graduating 
senior who makes it through 
Monday nights with Diet 
Cokes, an occassional cigarette 
and lots of faith. 

Let us know what you 
think about the new 


write a letter to the editor 

caffeine pills, 

I think I need a drink. 

junk food, and! 

Greg Kendrick is a juniot 
journalism major from Denver, 
Colorado, who doesn't realize 
the overnighters he may pull 
as managing editor of tht 
Current Sauce. 


craig scon 



Managing Editor 


News Editor 


Sports Editor 


Assistant News Editor 


Layout Editor 


Staff Writers 


Advertsing Manager 




Photo Editor 




Staff Artist 



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Demons open Conference play with 69-62 loss, while 
defending GSC champion Lady Demons fail, 82-65 
























The Demons and Lady 
Demons each dropped their 
conference opener at Stephen F. 
Austin in basketball action last 

The men succumbed 69-62, 
while the Lady Demons were 
treated just as rudely in the 
second contest 82-65. 

In the men's game, the 
Lumberjacks outscored the 
visiting Demons 19-4 in the 
opening seven minutes of the 
second half to blow out to what 
seemed to be a commanding 45-